General Poetry posted March 8, 2020

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A harsh wind could ruin everything.

Exposed Rose

by SomePerson

The rose unfurled and open
I observe helplessly
The onerous weight of billowing petals
Threatening to be cast overboard
Into gusty waves--no option for return.

We open up the most to those we trust. Imperfect words and actions are like gusts of wind. We can't predict when one will cut, but that betrayal makes us feel as though a part of our very selves is being torn away which, in the moment, seems irreplaceable.

No photo yet. Couldn't find one that felt right so I'm hoping to sketch my own. I'm less practiced at drawing than writing so we'll see how it turns out.

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