sundew (morning)

This month, we want to hear from you! Take a look at the prompt below. It comes to us courtesy of Poets and Writers. Anne has responded to it this week, and Mindy will have a turn next week. Why don’t you give it a try and send us what you write? We’d love a chance to consider it as a feature poem during the month of June.


sundew (morning)

your tendrils take me in
and consume me
in one slow, silent motion
somehow I never know
until it’s too late

beautiful from a distance
violent when approached
and yet, some wonder remains
somehow I never know
how to look away

stuck in the gelatin arms
of a painful, broken love
that refuses to recognize
its own toxicity

somehow I never know
to swallow the bitterness
coated in sweet denial
somehow I never know
the pain portrayed
as kindness

somehow I never know
there’s more to life
than putting out fires

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