Prose Poetry

photo by Bisakha Datta, Unsplash

I wish I could write a poem purely about my love for you, but it’s become a hard thing to do, now that you’ve stampeded my heart. Does it really make you happy to be forever far apart?

Your love for me is entering a winter freeze, while mine for you is still in summer– hot, but scorched, and thirsty. I cry as your last autumn leaf falls before my eyes, temporarily obscuring my vision.

Does my love for you count less if it stops growing? Does my love for you not matter in decay? Does all the love I’ve had for you become insignificant when I walk away?

I’ve carried our stillborn love in my tusks over vast expanses, babe. It’s time to find a resting spot for her to lay.

Our tragic connection keeps us in a perpetual state of mourning. We make me feel insane.

There are still miles and miles for us to play, but only on the condition that we each go our separate ways.

photo by Ana Frantz, Unsplash

Written for W3 Prompt #19: Wea’ve Written Weekly

Prompt: “Write a prose poem. All poetic devices allowed, as long as you don’t break that line! Theme: Love, not necessarily in the romantic sense, or: Elephants.”


10 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    An evocative poem Sylvia


    1. thank you Sadje ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re welcome

        Liked by 1 person

    1. thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Nitin Lalit says:

    I loved this piece Sylvia. Very lyrical writing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Nitin ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Hi, Sylvia! I just want to let you know that this week’s W3 prompt, hosted by the wonderful Aditi Sharma, is now live! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

    W3 Prompt #20: Weaโ€™ve Written Weekly


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi, David ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for letting me know ๐Ÿ™‚


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