This is how it’s going to be

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Between the strokes of dawn
October sighs,
graceful boughs with prettiest of charcoal sketches
as feeling growsβ€”
I would open a vein for you;
if it meant to shield you from the hypocrisies of the world,
fidelity dark amber is a blanket of sorts.



Photo credits: Heartache by Jen Duran

Merril is our hostess today at dVerse and the word is “Blanket.” Come join us! ❀️

Posted for Quadrille #113 @ dVerse Poets Pub

50 Replies to “This is how it’s going to be”

  1. Oh, what a strong poem… showing how passion is very close to death… the dark theme of love is often forgotten for the more flowery parts.

  2. Lot’s of interesting contrasts here – ‘prettiest skies’ with ‘I’d open a vein for you’ – fidelity / hypocrisy – 44 words is so short – but packed with ideas here.

    1. Thank you so much, Merril πŸ˜€ so glad the poem resonated with you πŸ’„β€οΈ

      (and thank you for the glorious prompt)

    1. Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it πŸ’„β€οΈ

      Happy Monday to you too!
      Much love ..

  3. Powerful, powerful piece, Sanaa. Not a wasted breath here (you know I admire brevity, right?) nor a less-than-stellar image. And all of that excellence accompanied by some outstanding artwork. My evening is complete. Thanks.

  4. to shield you from the hypocrisies of the world,
    fidelity dark amber is a blanket of sorts.

    The rights of darkness to protect unwanted hues that may be embarrassing to be revealed. It works that way, yes and a great poem, Sanaa!


  5. I love your words and the striking image you’ve used. You’ve obviously written this for someone you care deeply about. Fidelity is certainly a blanket of sorts and I love the words you’ve chosen to describe it: ‘dark amber.’

  6. love the imagery in this, we often put blankets or layers on those we love for protection … you captured this well!

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