Silken

How delicate
these threads
that bind us –
frail filaments,
whispery darts
of affection –

How willfully
we ignore connection,
ignore ensuing pain…
individuality usurping
love’s needs –
a harsh lesson.

(Inspired by the featured image and written for the daily prompts:
Fandango: lesson; Ragtag Community: dart; Daily Addictions: frail.)

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VJ

Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

8 thoughts on “Silken”

  1. Oh how “darts of affection” sets my mind spinning … darts are what shape clothing to “fit” a body and affection shapes behaviors to fit a relationship. But then the whispery aspect … dart becomes verb, becomes almost secretive zinging between partners … enough to make me sit up and look around!! Wonderful phrase.

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