Snapshots Stored In The Heart

Written for:  Go Dog Go Cafe – Tuesday Writing Prompt
“Write a poem using the phrase “if we never”.

One day he told her
they would have 
to part. It was not
a surprise; they both
knew the ending. Summer
was ceding to Fall. Fairy-
tales sailed along with
happy endings expected,
and those hot months
seemed as surreal 
as a haze shimmering
over the ocean. Both had
families, responsibilities
that could not be overlooked.
Ending their affair took
courage. They cried. They
did not regret. She said,
‘If we never pursued 
this electricity burning
between us, we would
not have delicious
memories to stir the heat
on dark evenings.’


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Snapshots Stored In The Heart

  1. I believe this a truth for more people than we think. I can totally relate to this. Thanks.


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