Lilly Petals Mark Us

and these lilly petals
fall into rivers
of simple tears

embracing their
sole purpose
of drenching the loves

left behind. They march
like children's toys
down imaginary battlefields

of hurt and loss--
claiming the hearts
of those who care

too much and love
too much and fear
too much--

these petals
harden our hearts
and ravage us;

what we once were
and building a home

for what we will be. 
Lilly petals fall silently,
marking our terrain
that runs months and years long.

The End

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