Until the Next Time

A blank face
like a blind mirror
       hiding turmoil
       concealing emotion
       projecting nothing
doors all locked shut.

A bare wall built around
pain and torment, leaving
       no edges
       no ledges
       no grip
for a careless word.

An impenetrable smile
just a polite retort
       nothing given away
       small talk
       little said
calm at the top of my tower.

Crouching amongst prickly briar,
covered in nettles to allow myself
       the space
       the time
       the chance
to heal.

Until the next time,
when I leave a chink in my armour
       glittering with fairy dust
       filled to the brim with butterflies
       red passion ruling stark reason
and someone gets in
       leaving with a chip on his shoulder
       leaving the place in a mess
       leaving me to pick up the pieces
yet again.

Until the Next Time

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

Artist's Description

Poem.

Bet this sounds familiar? ;-)


MCN: CN9RK-WXQ6C-N2JCX

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