A Whisper of Defeat

14 Jan

She wears on me like

the tide crashing repeatedly

on a rocky cliff, swallowing

everything in her wake, taking

what she wants, washing away

footprints of happier times.

“I love you,” she proclaims.

“Being around you is exhausting,” I say

in a whisper of defeat.

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4 Responses to “A Whisper of Defeat”

  1. taurusingemini January 14, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    It seemed, that your character is feeling strained by the love s/he shared with another, and, is on the verge of giving up, but, is not sure about leaving the love behind.

    • Taylor Devost January 14, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

      You hit it right on the nail. Letting go is so very hard when it’s someone who has been a friend for many, many years. xoxo

  2. Robert Matthew Meade January 14, 2014 at 9:45 am #

    When she writes things like that it makes me wonder.I think she is a jewel!

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