I Ruined a Good Thing

I Ruined a Good Thing

A Poem by BristolMaud

stitched, set and drawn;

 I shook out the linens last night

to make sure you were gone; 

you put down a little fight

but broke with the dawn; 

I’m getting weary despite

the strength of my wrong,

 and it’s coming along now.

I watched you slow down,

 I broke faith with you,

we plowed it into ground, 

but we were too lonely to 

forsake our crowns -

 splitting nail and tooth

to extract only an ounce

 of documented time.

we were but fish in mud despite

 imaginations harbored

in us since our prime; 

we looked to our starboard

for tremulous respite;

 anchored half-hearted,

  forever condemned to slacktide;

 I will remember our prow.

© 2012 BristolMaud


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Tags: guilt, adultery, faith

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BristolMaud
BristolMaud

New York, NY



About
Bristol: Age 21. 30 credits toward Polisci BA. Recently married. Recently moved to Lower East Side, NY. Unemployed. Well-fed, well-sexed, and well-loved. Looking forward to friends, online and IRL. De.. more..

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A Poem by BristolMaud