Words fromThe Nine Words Poetry Challenge
You grew me a bonsai of lavender
Sweet fragrant silvered leaves
I crushed them in my hand to suck
The scent to stamp it on my mind
I leaned into you, the anchor
to my restless ship. One disk
around my throat marked me yours.
“Forever my little bat.” you said.
Then came that day I never thought would come
Softly your fingers curled at my throat
Leather released. Freedom where there had been none.
“Red pill or blue pill?” you asked. And I was undone.
2/7/2004 Stephanie Lynch aka Arwen Nightstar