drifting away

by July 19, 2015 1 comment

seeds of truth
laying
naked beneath your tongue
refuse to be uttered,
and i shy away
because mother taught me not to
make waves;
i waxed and wanned and disappeared
like a new moon—
yesterday i opened my eyes and
decided that life is too short
for me to wait on you
to step onboard my ship and do anything more
than to drill holes in my dreams,
and so i will throw you
overboard
like tea;
you will be forgotten as all history is
someone will make the mistake of repeating you
but i cannot warn them
there is too much distance i must yet
make—
i will be long gone before you realize
and you will try to call me back
to find that i was not the
same person as yesterday and i will no longer
obey you or your ridiculous
demands.

– Linda M. Crate

editors note:

A tea party rebellion of personal proportions. Nice! – mh clay

Comments 1

  1. Hem Raj Bastola

    I like this. Enjoy the tea throw away the tea bag. Sipping tea
    Empty cup you will leave. So how can you be same . Child can not be child when he is a father. Enjoyed it.

    Thanks

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