Once upon a time

I live with my memories
broken, bruised, caressed
all mine
once upon a time
even the vain seemed fine.

I have this pain in me now
my lines page
for the sun and the moon
it wonders
what if they’d make love
would other stars approve
or would they war
burn starts to write
a thousand times
same words, same stories
of their making love
in blinking witness…

On my petal
they journey through the mess
of living, loving, leaving
breaking apart,
falling in love and failing
bed-buddies turning guests.

When done
their hearts
replete with tenderness
released back to another bed
in between them
stands miles of silence.

Recollection of togetherness,
being one
once upon a time
as travelled memories.

© supratik 2023
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