Neverland’s Shore

sunlit daylily

 

Only in the Shadowlands,

that vaguely recalled dream-world

which disappears without trace

upon awakening to

the feel of flannelette stamped

on skin, the lunches to pack,

the chaos to realign –

only in her fantasies

does he hold her like this, arms

cradling her curves, head leaning

in hungry. She’ll function with

smiles through meetings and play-dates

and meal-plans and lists, but when

the shadows grow long and sleep

sings its lullabies, her heart

will wander barefoot that well-

worn path to Neverland’s shore.

 

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30 comments on “Neverland’s Shore

  1. Gallivanta says:

    How sad that life can be like that.

  2. russtowne says:

    “her heart

    will wander barefoot that well-

    worn path to Neverland’s shore.”

    Magic! Beautiful imagery!

  3. Oh glory, I love this!!

  4. I don’t feel sadness but empathy ~ experience is usually difficult but beneficial.

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