Monday, August 27, 2018

That Was When (Day 586)

I won  for you 
a trip around 
the world   the moon
suspended  heavy 
as a tasteless diamond 
in a sapphire sky
over the Bosphorus
did nothing 
to endear me 
to you
I built  for you
a castle of glass
and clouds  and mirrors  
clear as air   every surface 
so soft it broke 
the heart   while cradling 
the soul   
but it did not sway you
I placed in your arms
a tiny dream 
sweet and warm 
and pink and gold and blue 
named for no one else 
we knew   and he 
smiled like you 
as you handed him 
back to me  again.
That was when.

(c) 2018, by Hannah Six

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