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Sweet Heart

He’d seen it glint earlier when a shaft of light hit the open box.

Sweet Heart is a poem written by Lynn White and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme Stop, Look, and Listen for the month of May

 

Sweet Heart

 

He’d seen it glint earlier

when a shaft of light hit

the open box.

He kept watch till they left.

Back now, still watchful.

Turn his head this way,

then that.

No cats.

No humans.

Upturned the box

and seized his prize

glinting gold among the dull

browns and creams.

Carried it off.

Then carried it home,

a home now fit for his new lover,

his sweet heart.

But he didn’t unwrap it.

Didn’t discover the greater prize

lying under the surface glitter.

Didn’t find the jewel

of sweetness in the centre.

Soon life dulled the surface glitter,

screwed it up.

And  the sweet heart

melted in the warmth,

Melted into sticky goo.

Melted away as

sweet hearts do.

 

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Lynn White

I live in north Wales. I have been writing at various points in my life since I was in my teens. My work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people I has known or imagined. I am especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality.

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