Wednesday, April 3, 2019

They might tempt you (Day 805)

They might tempt you 
with their glitter and shine   
their pink-frosted grins
and valentine promises 
   written with driftwood 
      in wave-washed sand

As if your strength 
   weakens them 
as if your passion 
   chills them
they might try to 
tell you you should 
   treat yourself
     bask in the sun 
         live a little   

But you have lived 
   one thousand lives   
and you despise 
   the disposable
and rather than suffer 
   another burn worshipping 
      at their altar of bronze
you offer a thin smile   
remain in repose   

Because  while they beat 
   and bruise their wings 
      against the glass    
trying to reach the light   
you prefer the shade 
   of your own mind

(c) 2019, by Hannah Six
Image: PxHere

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