This Pendulum Of Feelings

by The Queen   Sep 5, 2013

It's a quarter past five and my internal clock would ring anytime now. The streets are too silent to be cruising around and I'm not quite certain when the mailman will show up. Just so you know, I haven't slept in two days and I wrote this letter on the fifth anniversary of our first date, our first kiss hoping to revive the summer, hoping it ends differently than it began.

You said we were two peas in a pod, our legs; a pair of scissors, as they intertwined with silky linens that had wildly meandered on our bedroom floor, and meeting on cyberspace was inevitable, that there was nothing to feel awkward about as we tell our kids about falling in love with someone of a different race.

But there is no sense in pretending anymore; flushed cheeks and clammy hands are never fitting enough to retouch that make-up clad face, we called, true love.

The mailman has to be on his way now and I don't think I'll be awake any longer.
*Written for FOP Challenge [Thanks, Britt] - [Always Together]

Copyright (C) 2013 by EvanescentMoon.


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  • 10 years ago

    by Abed

    Lovely write. It's so rhythmic, dramatic, and beautifully penned.

  • 10 years ago

    by Britt

    I wish I could really dig into a proper comment... but every time I do I just feel overtaken and overwhelmed by this piece. One of the best I've seen from you. The emotions are really telling and heartbreaking -- you're longing for what once was and the almost desperation I felt when reading this just had me in tears. I've read this poem a few times now trying to find a proper way to highlight this and just can't. You made me speechless :)

    I love your endings and really think you have a knack for them. You take this simple line at the end, wrapping it all up and tying it neatly with a ribbon, finishing it up. Endings are the hardest for me and I've actually studied your poetry trying to figure out just how you do it. It's just one of those things... beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

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