Burdened by the weight of a thousand petaled thoughts
mired in muddy memories of a love lost…
she abides the bitter torment from what’s broken and gone
remembering the moments of bliss in his warm arms.
Their world… once painted bright colors on her innocent soul
now her life alone in shades of ash and graying bones,
as she pays the costly toll.
She has no sense of time, of the present nor the past…
only that he’s gone for the emptiness is vast.
And when in her darkest hour, the petals fall and lay,
there’s nothing left but brittle stems and deadly sharp thorns
carving deep the memory of when he walked away.
©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg
Linda Lee Lyberg is an author, poet, wife, and mother. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years and her dog, Ricky Bobby who loves to go real fast. She writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. Several of her works have appeared in various anthologies and online literary magazines.
You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com and her Amazon Author Page