Frail

NaPoWriMo 21: So…this is a day late! It was inspired by prompts posted on Twitter by @FieryVerse and @WrittenRiver. The prompts were “lonely orchid” and “how strange.” I originally tweeted a haiku; this is an expansion of the story.

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frail

lonely orchid

on her night stand

blooms bowed in resignation

all that’s left

of their weekend tryst

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now

her emotions swept under

a weak facade

how strange the weight of reality

that crushes her

infuses the air 

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frantic

she breathes in hard

against the heaviness

and opens her eyes

to another impossible Monday

alone

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