Never.

(by Talon)


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Never pick the berries the birds don’t touch
you told me long ago
and I remembered your words
when I saw the red berries
glistening in the snow
and I didn’t touch them
because the birds ignored them
leaving the fruit to the muse of winter

Never make a wish on a waning gibbous
you told me long ago
for you said the wish became magic
under a waxing crescent
the new would herald beginnings
with endings tucked inside
and when I saw the moon near full
I stilled my secret

Never wear blue on a rainy Monday
you told me long ago
and when I asked you why
you said the rain was blue enough
who needed to add any more?
and so my favorite blue jacket
stayed home on rainy Mondays
to collect the blue hours

Never say goodbye, just say farewell
you told me long ago
and you always said farewell with a smile
because you said the best way to part
is with a light heart and good intentions
and you hated words that rhymed with die
and we spent an hour or two laughing
over all that we would never say with
no sighing…no crying…no lying

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10 Comments to “Never.”

  1. Sara Sophia says:

    I will be reading this outloud to myself and my children for years to come. Thank you so much Talon.
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  2. Alex Field says:

    Love that poem. Great work. : )

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  6. Talon says:

    Thank you so much, Sara Sophia, and all the editors here at Story Bleed, for the honor of having my work featured.

    And thank you to everyone for your kind comments. I’m so glad you enjoyed my writing.
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