That Arrow

Poetry

“You shot that arrow
and I was done. I loved you.”

You shot that arrow and I was done. You collided with my heart and I knew I’d never love anyone the way I loved you. It was like a spark, igniting me in open flame. I no longer needed the sun, because you were a source of light I never wanted to live without. But I never said I couldn’t live without it. I’m stronger than that.

© Sarah Doughty

Coexistence as equals
in this universe
is something I choose to do.

This was written for day nineteen
of November Notes.
Catch Fire by The Neon Lights

3 thoughts on “That Arrow

  1. “…I never wanted to live without. But I never said I couldn’t live without it. I’m stronger than that.” I love these lines. I love how they make the reader stop and consider the difference between the first and the second line.

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