The Future

in the tea-leaves i thought i saw 
lovers locked like twins in a womb
happiness filled me as their lives unfurled
between the reading and the sink 
the image changed to moss 
that curled around a heart of stone
the lovers merely birthed from wishes
yet they had looked so peaceful where they slept
just beyond my touch – i wept
and cleared away the breakfast dishes 


© alexander 2023
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Oh, this goes straight to my heart! I feel the tears.
Thank you for sharing.


This is another poem I commented on and my comments disappeared .

This is a beautifully poignant poem. It reminds me of this stanza from one of my favourite poets.

Ah Love! could you and I with Fate conspire
To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things Entire,
Would not we shatter it to bits–and then
Re-mold it nearer to the Heart’s Desire!

Omar Khayyam

It is full of painful yearning and unrealised dreams.
Love it.

Alison x

Last edited 2 years ago by stormwolf

Disappointment at its saddest. Fascinating words.

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