love and trust

Dichotomy of a Rose

Written by Susan Noyes Anderson on . Posted in General-Literary Poems, Love Poems

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My love called me a rose.
I’m happy, heaven knows.
And yet, my stem is torn
‘twixt beauty and the thorn.

In me, which does he see?
Bright bloom or injury?
Am I the prize…the prick?
Too risky for his heart to pick?

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“Does he tell you that you’re all he thinks about? Does he tell you that he lives for you? That he breathes for you? That he dreams of you every damn moment, awake and asleep? Does he tell you any of that?’ He pauses to look at me and I try to keep a blank face. “No, I didn’t think so,’ he says quietly.”  –Mila Gray

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