One Petal at a Time

Don’t ask me
   if I love you
Don’t ask me
   if I care

When
   one
      petal
       at a time

you destroyed us
   the fibres
   the structure
   the reason

When
   one
      petal
       at a time

you distorted what was
   all sense
   all empathy
   all good will

When
   one
      petal
       at a time

you poisoned me
   with hateful words
   with spiteful accusations
   with self-loathing

When
   one
      petal
       at a time

you waited
   until nothing was left
   the flower disintegrated
   to ask this question.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

One Petal at a Time

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

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… another poem about love gone wrong. I am starting to believe I have a strong connection to Pink – someone said she always sings songs about love gone wrong. LOL


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