Monday, April 12, 2010

NaPoWriMo #5: the road not taken

Another good prompt at Read Write Poem inspired this poem:


Long after the wake of our breakup
subsided to a ripple
you stirred waves again in my heart
wrote letters
met me at the airport
had me over
then never called back.

It took me a long time
to stop feeling like
a green striped sock
with no match
a crumpled wad of masking tape
after the painting is done
a doll with one blue glass eye
and no eyelashes
a long time
to stop wondering
what I had done wrong.

I can only thank you
for in leaving me behind
you chose better for me
than I would have
for myself.

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