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Afraid to break the bonds
I glance around and wonder, as couples sit around,
as they fawn and coo in pleasure, if true happiness is found.
I have never been a double set, just me, myself, alone,
and for me to actually seek it... is to draw blood from a stone.
I've heard rumours and vague stories, of deep friendships, tried and true,
shattered by three simple words; they just said "I love you."
But as it was not true love, a simple infatuation,
it left the other party stunned, and in an awkward situation.
I wish not to hurt my female friends (as I am the straight persuasion),
and if I'm asked to 'join' them, I won't advance the situation.
Some of you may call me strange, it is irrational fear,
but I want to keep my friendships, the people I hold dear.
Until love comes and finds me, I'll keep to this, my place,
and not crumble under pressure; I'll go at my own pace...
PetalsThe grass tickled between her toes as her father toiled away with the roses by the letterbox. She watched his fingers weave between the thorns to pat the soil around each bush, humming to some John Lennon song she couldn't put a name to. Despite the sun just tipping the horizon, she saw sweat prickling his brow and his eyes squinting against the light. The fine lines on his face were suddenly accentuated by shadow, and for a moment, she swelled with wonder.
'Maria, come here,' he said, waving her over. 'You're not going to learn anything sitting all the way over there.'
Excitement sparked her limbs into motion, and she crawled over to sit next to him, careful to tuck her skirt beneath her thighs to avoid the dirt.
He picked up a pair of clippers from beside him. 'Now, you need to snipe back these diseased parts here and there from the base of the plant. It helps it grow better.'
Snipping off two pieces of wood with ease, he deposited them in Maria's outstretched hand. Their rough textu
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