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Only Once

Darkness laid around us like a blanket
Consuming us in its womb
She was crying
I was quiet

Crickets chirped softly in the distance

Her face was buried in my chest
She was shaking like a small child
I felt numb
She was sorry

The moon looked down upon us

I thought it would be different
I thought I would be empowered
She thought it would be different
She thought she would be free

I rolled her softly over
I sat up to view the night
She curled up in a ball
Still wriggling with remorse

Patting her on the shoulder
I lit a cigarette

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  1. Date: 3/12/2009 6:10:00 PM
    Such raw emotion, perfectly written. Okay so now you are one of my favorite poets.

  1. Date: 11/13/2008 12:19:00 AM

  1. Date: 9/23/2008 1:21:00 PM
    Such a sad yet heartfelt reflection. Nice use of imagery to forward your thoughts. I see you haven't been at Poetry Soup for very long. A belated welcome to you. I hope you are enjoying your time spent here. Best wishes with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 9/6/2008 8:13:00 AM
    You have portrayed deep regret in a relationship. Emotional, well expressed, to say the least. Felt like I was watching a scene from a movie. Just wow Bradley. You are an awesome poet. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 8/27/2008 2:01:00 AM
    Oh have captured the awfulness of the situation in a very few words. I like your economic style