Scattered

I loved you in the darkest of night.
And somehow I expected the imperfect light
of the moon’s crooked smile
to light me up like daybreak.
But you were a lame sunrise.
You were a harrowing curve
and I was scattered as broken glass.
I was scattered as change spilled from your hand,
rolled across the hard, tiled floor.
I was a head’s down penny
and my copper had lost its luster,
so that even then,
in my weakest moments,
I was not worth the effort
to bend.

© Laura A. Lord, 2016


Thank you to Uncharted for their Six Sentence Story prompt  “change,” and to Three Word Wednesday for their prompt words: imperfect, harrowing, and lame.

23 thoughts on “Scattered

  1. I like the poem, because it creates a vivid reaction inside of me. One of “I know what she means” maybe.
    But then, I’m thinking… it’s not that you were not worth picking up, it’s that he couldn’t be bothered to bend down.
    It’s very different.
    Your worth has nothing to do with whether someone is interested in you or not, your worth is unchangeable. It is measured only by what is inside of you, not by how others treat you.
    This was a hard lesson for me to learn. I’m still struggling some days 🙂

    Thanks for writing this!
    XO

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      1. It is true, they go hand in hand at times. At least that’s how it worked for me. Getting someone to tell me I was beautiful helped with accepting that maybe the voices in my head, learnt from so many other voices telling me the opposite for years, should not be listened to. That it’s OK not everybody likes me. I don’t care, as long as some do, it’s enough to show me that I should too.

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  2. “I loved you in the darkest of night.
    And somehow I expected the imperfect light
    of the moon’s crooked smile
    to light me up like daybreak.
    But you were a lame sunrise.”

    I love it! I have experienced so many dark nights and lame sunrises. Your words paint a perfect picture. I love your writing.
    Lynette

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