Exodus

As if it were no longer safe
she found a place at the edge,
a place apart where the exchanges
were brief and didn’t chafe the way they did when –
with all the courage  and commitment of the newly paired –
she threw her soul into the fray.
She withdrew, fell back, started anew,
coupled but alone, aloof but intact.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s