Boxed Beginnings

By Maladroit


Your happily ever after?


Your once upon a time

is present day.

Always in collections-

a series,


you could never commit to endings.

I too,

prefer to imagine the rest of the story

so that I may continue to contort you

into consistent perfection.

We are spineless optimists, destined to have a falling out with following through.

But today,
I could love you.


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Copyright 2012 Maladroit
Published on Thursday, October 11, 2012.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • eidos On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, eidos (41)By person wrote:

    for some reason, those 'just for today' moments hurt more than the rest. You see the ending, but you can't stop it. This hurt. Wonderful.

  • FadedBlues On Sunday, October 7, 2012, FadedBlues (2279)By person wrote:

    ...I like the fairy tale references, the frailty of such. tomorrow will be what it will be, let's enjoy today's gifts...

  • Strataic On Sunday, October 7, 2012, Strataic (110)By person wrote:

    It's a shame fairytales are just that. In reality we can find something similar perhaps at least one can hope. Scholar

  • Dreaming in Stanzas On Sunday, October 7, 2012, Dreaming in Stanzas (311)By person wrote:

    Dreaming about that perfect ending we know can never happen...don't we all? This was beautiful and real.

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