Written for: Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD Challenge – Day 5
“For today’s prompt, write a stolen poem. And no, don’t steal anyone’s poem! But you can write about doing such a thing. Or stealing hearts, stealing time, stealing minds. Or steeling your mind (remember: I don’t care if you play on my original prompt). Steal away into a comfortable place to write and break some lines today.”
Stealing my heart
On to another
Lover–one of no substance,
Empty upstairs, sassy surface–
Not only wounded me but taught me
How a coward operates–no confrontations
Ever. If you cannot look me in the eye
And speak honest words of explanation,
Real relationships will never evolve for you.
That time is gone; I am traveling on.