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Without even asking for a poppy

by Brooke Richter 4 months ago in heartbreak
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During that first sight, You were so bright So full of light So right.

Without even asking for a poppy
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Your eyes met mine

Through the mirror during the drive.

Flushed, I glanced out the window

Undaunted, you allowed your smile to grow.

When we got to your house,

I asked if you had a spouse.

You said, “never mind”,

And that’s when we intertwined.

I didn’t know then

That just because I always win

Doesn’t mean I should play the game

Because winning you was actually pretty lame.

When I saw you across the pub,

You looked really quite snug,

Tucked into your gray winter’s coat,

The one that really covered up your bloat.

I was drawn by those sparkling blue eyes,

The ones that haunted me every time I tried

To close my own and think of a time

When I did not believe you were so fine.

During that first sight,

You were so bright

So full of light

So right.

I was so uptight.

So full of spite.

Not quite

Alright.

Where would I be without your validation?

Where would I be without your incrimination?

Your condemnation.

Your intimidation.

Your invasion

Of my soul, my mind, my body

As I let you have access

Without even asking for a poppy.

heartbreak

About the author

Brooke Richter

Writer | Traveler | Educator

MSc History- University of Edinburgh, 2019

BS Anthropology + Geography- Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2018

Find me on Instagram: @_brookerichter

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