your magic evaded mine

By Linda Crate

your love

was a flower

i crushed in the palm

of my hand,

and i know that there’s

no way for us to smooth

out the petals or for our

flower of friendship to bloom

again;

that ship has sailed

it’s been many years since we

last spoke—

i’m sorry for hurting you,

and it’s something that’s haunted

me for years;

but i am sorry that we’ve become

strangers

i thought you’d always be there

but apparently you were only meant

to be a chapter of my life

not a lasting character

that remains through thick and thin

although once you called us

sisters—

i was never brave enough to tell you

that i liked you as anything other than

a friend, and it wouldn’t have mattered

in the end; because you always had

someone else to hold—

you had a magic that evaded mine,

leaving the damphyr bereft of the faerie.

Copyright© 2020 Linda Crate

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