I couldn’t feign love any longer.
Your malformed heart
Had started to infect mine.
Except the labyrinthine void
It was time I left before
The dead-reckoning of our course
Smashed us both upon the rocks.
I had been a girl with grit back then
– to get out when I did.
Even if my gait had been slow;
Unnatural; a clumsy waltz.
As I relearned the steps,
I looked around with caution.
Until where once I was torn,
I had been stitched up whole again.
I press my hand to your chest
And feel your heart beating.
I promise you it forever
Be embedded in mine.
By Sarah ©2017
*Labyrinthine – adjective. complicated, torturous, resembling a labyrinth
^ Dead-reckoning – noun. In navigation, dead reckoning is the process of calculating one’s current position by using a previously determined position, or fix, and advancing that position based upon known or estimated speeds over elapsed time and course.
Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday’s Mix – 12 August 2017, flashback ; Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Wordle #168. Words: feign, gait, dead-reckoning, torn, press, left, labyrinthine, look, embed(ded), malformed, gritty (grit), (un)natural