My newest adventure is underway. It has lead me to take up residency in a new blog,
Like the Feathers of an Arrow (affectionately known as LFA).

...don't open...don't throw away... is not disappearing completely (not yet),
but postings here will be limited.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

7 in the blink of my heart

He asked me the question
and my heart blinked
words stalled in my throat
my mind stuttered to a halt
and in that moment
that tiny flicker of hesitation
he heard my answer resound

I watched the color drain
from his sweet, kind face
heard his heart hit the ground
I reached out to touch him
to sooth
to offer some explanation
but he pulled back
his eyes blazing with hurt
I wished to tell him
maybe at different time..
maybe on another occasion...
but the truth
thickened the space between us

The silence that surrounded us
was deafening
He bore a hole into my
sorry excuse for a heart
with his deathly stare
then turned and walked away
from me

i wasn't sure where i was going to go with this weeks Three Word Wednesday [3WW=>blink(ed), kind, occasion].  for a tiny moment i thought i might steal an idea from Phineas and Ferb, which i admittingly watch of my own accord.  for a brief moment in time i thought to do a 'clarity pyramid' poem, even had the perfect 8-syllable ending definition line for that, but finding synonyms for blink was not an easy task.  then somewhere along the line, the phrase, 'my heart blinked' popped into my mind.  so i went with it.


  1. This is a great poem. But what a fool to assume that there more there than there was.

  2. I'll give him three weeks, then if he's a good fisherman he'll find there are plenty more fish in the sea. Sad though, she sounded as though she had a conscience.

  3. 'heart blinked' is a great hook..Jae

  4. Yes, heart blinked is a great image. No unkind words, just the instant "no" that no amount of words can hide from perceptive eyes. An excellent poem.

  5. "heard his heart hit the ground"--I love alliteration! Great poem all around, very memorable.

  6. full of emotion, this is. I like it very much.