A Friendship Gone

This morning I awoke with thoughts
of a friendship long passed
remembering my own folly
in a moment of bitter weakness

She had come to visit after death
had been so close to consuming me
in a darkened haze my lips parted
ushering forth a confession of love

She told me I should have told her
at the moment I first realized it
but I could not all those years ago
as it was unrequited and never about me

I fumbled further with those words
asking a question only a fool would
eliminating all possible futures
“If you weren’t married would we have a chance?”

Only a few more times would we speak
and never again so closely as we had
all gratitude I could muster for her visit
buried beneath the weight of desperation

She was right for being ever silent
for I had lofted her upon a pedestal
I had no right to build for her
thus stripped the safety of our friendship

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About ninefolddragon

I am a self-proclaimed writer, spiritualist, and warrior. My primary writings are poetry and essays that evoke elemental visualization and are written in honor of the sacred feminine.
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7 Responses to A Friendship Gone

  1. Faye says:

    Beautifully written. Are you who you are because of it? Are you growing and moving forward?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. randyjw says:

    I’m more happy that it seems you’ve regained health — at least it’s a hope. So, that is good, and I’m sorry about your lost love, and happy for you to have had the chance to have once felt that, regardless of eventual outcome.

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  3. randyjw says:

    Yeah… that’s the spirit! 🙂

    Like

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