Friday Poetry: "When Spring Arrived"

Hi lovelies!

I am so happy Friday is here at last. Is it just me, or has this week dragged on forever? I haven't gotten nearly as much editing time as I'd have liked, but I'm reworking one of the most important scenes in Frozen Hearts tonight with feedback from my critique group, so wish me luck with that.

This week's Friday Poetry, as I mentioned yesterday, is called When Spring Arrived, and it has all the metaphors, because I greatly enjoy metaphors. ;) It's about love, as so many of my pieces are, but it's also about loss and healing and I quite like the way it turned out. (It actually went in a different direction than I was expecting at first, but I will just blame that on the fickle muses. ;))

As always, your thoughts are most welcome! I'll talk to you guys on Monday. x

love, Topaz

When Spring Arrived

on the bad days the clouds’ edges crumbled and when the sky sobbed, I thought my heart was breaking with it. I missed you like I missed golden dappled sunshine and love like melted candy in my mouth. mostly I missed the knowledge that even on the days when my heart cut into my chest, I could say your name without screaming.

I didn’t know how to love or how to be loved, and perhaps that was part of the problem: I was so busy loathing myself that I did not know how to react to someone who saw beauty in crannies I had forgotten ever existed. darling, I refuse to apologise for loving you, if only because poppies are growing out of all the frozen places you kissed.

if the earth laughs in flowers and the sky cries in thunder, perhaps the good days and the bad days might yet intertwine. the world went on spinning when you left me, and I can see the colour beginning to leak back into things. I don’t believe in ghosts, but I believed in you, and I’m starting to think they might be one and the same.

darling, I gave you everything I was too afraid to give myself. I refuse to apologise for loving you, if only because now I am finally seeing that perhaps, after all this time, you are giving it back.