Phoenix ©Lyn Crain

Phoenix ©Lyn Crain
Oh Lilac, your shroud of icy blue
will not hold me in this
despondent battle of owlish wills.
My icy resolve will shred, shatter
your waxed heart’s polished gleam.
The heady reek of infidelity flashes
on a roller coaster of emotional warfare.
This seeping rage will only fade to sleep
If we fight for time, deny the passions
driving us in this lavender sea of grief.
Oh Lilac, embrace me with your septic aroma
smother me with your cloying sappiness.
Don’t let the stench of failure claim
us in this shroud of icy blue.
Face our imperfections head on,
Scream away the blues, reach for
the glittering diamonds in the sky.
Like I reached for you, my precious bud
when everything around me said flee.
I saw that fragile glimmer when you
let your un-waxed heart show
how lovely a Lilac could be.
My icy resolve will shred, shatter
this last shroud of blue surrounding you.

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