In the hours when the earth moves between darkness and light,
where murky shadows whisper and doubtful thoughts slip through
making my heart wonder what might have been had you stayed,
what color would the (bed) of roses be today where we once lay
would they be bloody red petals hewn to black and blue
or the shimmering chartreuse of clear morning dew?
Regardless of the outcome, still the poisoned thorns
would prick this fragile soul and forever mortally wound
©2019 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