Her perfume redolent
in the night air
as she walked
to the water
with ne’er a care

What was blue
had become black
with no warning
In a heartbeat
she had been knocked
on her back

Without substance
an accusation held
Lies spread
in wildfire
her dignity at risk
she was compelled

His rebuke cruel
and unfounded
confrontation inevitable
Waiting by the shore
calm and present
his demeanor unbounded

Confusion existed
stretching distance between
Eyes locked
apology offered from
him to her
she began to careen

Caught in his arms
was a natural state
The darkness lifted
memory vanished
in a flash
like it never existed

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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  3 comments for “Innocent

  1. August 14, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Beautiful, Christine 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      August 14, 2018 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you my friend 😊

      • August 16, 2018 at 6:25 pm


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