Immaculate upon green
Spectacular lack of color
A maiden’s accessories
White’s battle with honor
Framed and locked in purity
We really needn’t bother
Truth? No one will ever believe
You hold my hand differently
Force these words away
Common sense tells me, ignore
Yet, I remember, every day
“You shouldn’t share every word you write, caused by every feeling you have…”
“…but, if I wait until I can share perfection, even a valid effort, then I’d never share again.”
“How can you be okay with showing mediocrity?…”
“…It hadn’t occurred to me.”
“Surely, you notice where you fail.”
“I try not to think about it.”
“Honestly, none of this makes any sense, Audrey.”
“Thank you, for confirming.”
Trust isn’t easy
Now do you understand why
I want to believe
The photos shared with this Haibun are of the Devil’s Backbone Open Space, located just outside the northern end of the Rocky Mountain foothills, as you drive into Fort Collins, Colorado. You can read more about it here. Consequently, I did witness the largest rattlesnake I’ve ever seen while near this trail.
Keep in mind, I’m no photographer, I just wanted you to see more of this area of the world, and the topography it owns. Expressing myself here feels different, maybe I’m more in tune with who I am when I’m in Colorado. ♡
Happy Friday, Y’all.
yet, I am not afraid.
Unknown fears planted,
but, I welcome them.
You, pushing me away,
seemingly, draws me closer.
Duration til discovery,
refuses to prevent me.
Walls surrounding you,
I love them, too.
I could die this way.
You’ll let me.
Together we are one.
I cannot deny your essence,
Nor could I ever measure beside,
But, just so we become verily clear,
Your existence now surrounding him:
Champion of versed rooted strength,
Provides my journey’s refinement.
I am you
You am I
Leaning into the remedy of his skin,
My eyes upon your desire to be close,
I witness your valuable life flourishing,
Becoming tolerant of your nearness,
Understanding why we’re both here,
I begin to care for you, as well.
Your presence nourishes me,
He, is pleased.