I am the promise you didn't keep
the hidden pebble in your pocket
you played between your fingers
‘til it went missing
in the wash, or when
you searched for coins
that day you bought chestnuts
at the corner.
You paid no mind,
drifted through a mosaic
of other pebbles and promises,
with the ciphered centre
I tried once to fill.
Sarah Russell has returned to her first love after a career teaching, writing and editing academic prose. Her poetry has appeared in Red River Review, Misfit Magazine, The Houseboat, Shot Glass Journal, Bijou Poetry Review and Poppy Road Review, among others. Her poem “Denouement” won the GR poetry contest in February, 2014. Follow her work at www.SarahRussellPoetry.com.
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