At the peak of the crest
She’s tossed aside
Flung carelessly
Without regard
Against jagged rocks
And hollow crevices
Where life once teemed
With awe and discovery
Her battered body
Lies forsook
Bloodied and bruised
Lifeless and forgotten
Her daggered flesh
Barely responding
As the salty spray bites
Licking at her wounds
Washing away the evidence
Of a vindictive heart
And she gives up the fight
Succumbing to the void
As the tidepools shimmer
Beneath a forlorn moon
Her spirit at last
Drifting away
On the wisp of a thread
Life reclaimed

© 2019 Michelle Cook



There’s truth to be found
In the most unlikely places
Small hidden kernels
In the most improbable spaces

And to find these concealed realities
Often makes our heads spin
An aha kind of moment
Lets loose from deep within

And it’s sort of freeing
When at last we conceive
All the things we were blind to
The things we wanted to believe

Makes it easier to move on
And let go of the past
To discover new avenues
That may conceivably last

It all starts with intuition
And listening to your gut
For that’s the only way
To determine what is what

© 2018 Michelle Cook

Crystal clear consolations


There was always comfort in his words
Both spoken and eloquently written
And she cherished every stolen moment
For with him she was quite smitten

There was crystal clear evidence
That he loved her with all his heart
And it seemed she had felt the very same way
From the first words he did impart

There was never a doubt in her mind
About any potential hidden motivations
For she could read between the lines
In all their semi-periodic conversations

And as the years shuffled along
She knew for certain he was the one
For a light shone so brightly in his eyes
Which caused her heart to come undone

Never had she been so sure
Of what love was and all it meant
Until that day he happened along
Falling into her life by pure accident

And even to this day
She still feels the very same
For once two souls align
A heart can easily be claimed


© 2018 Michelle Cook

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