Petite Pen~January 23, 2023

Better late than never. It’s what they say, but is it what they mean? I was inspired by the featured image entitled “Sad Girl with a Rose” to pen some brevity, 60 words or less. If you have thoughts on the old saying or the image, please join me in writing a response. If you share it on your own page, please be sure to ping it back here and label it #PetitePen for all to enjoy.

Happy Tuesday!

The bloom of something new
is painless,
petals to be admired, plucked,
placed on a lover’s bed.
It’s when dormancy is destroyed,
the long-rested rhizome split.
It’s when light penetrates
a stubborn shell,
and the seedling within sprouts,
all that is within
rising to an unknown surface.
How intimidating,
the imbibition of life,
the catapulted view.
That’s when it hurts.

ยฉ 2023 | K.Hartless


  1. forgive me: I thought you’d made a mistake with ‘imbibition’ but I looked it up; it really is a word — though auto-correct doesn’t think so ๐Ÿ™‚ How did you come across that? great imagery, both verbal and visual —

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  2. rising toward the light
    a darkness-impaired catacomb
    a lust for lingering among
    the last vestiges of love, and of hope
    and of you
    my one and only truth

    I forgot what the word count was, so hope I didnโ€™t go over. Itโ€™s always a treat to be here, to read you, and to write with you. Happy weekend, K. ๐Ÿ’œ


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