Not long ago I walked alone

Not long ago I walked alone

I fastened my coat – the air got chilly –

I tried to catch the firefly – but it burned me,

How could I be so silly?


I followed the marks – worn out hearts,

My legs were fatigueless – nonetheless

The mess I left behind will find me again,

And I’ll summon the placid pain.   


I lost myself to love you better –

After black clouds, I reckon clear weather –

I lost the opportunity

To be your gravity.


  • dusk arising

    I read in your words the pains of a love's ending made more especially painful when so much effort was made to put right a partners wrongness.
    It is through being in situations which are wrong for us that we may learn to recognise when the right one faces us. Not easy though is it. And we must beware of becoming bitter.

    • anna_noday

      Yes, you're absolutely right. Thank you for your insight:)

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