Next time, take aim

.........You
         d
         r
         o
         p
         p
         e
         d 
         into
the left side of my life
as if from the sky
         p
         l
         o
         p
         I didn't want you  but
                              p
                              l
                              o
                              p
                    you dropped
                and you stopped
         and stared in surprise
from those emerald bedroom eyes

you ask me why
it happened to you
well I don't know why
you landed on one such as I
maybe it was just
bad timing

                  I like you -
           I think you're fine
              even quite sweet
             but I'm immune to
     the kind of love you seek
              I don't know why
        you dropped at my feet
   perhaps you should take aim
        the next time you drop
                             p
                             l
                             o
                             p
                  from the sky

Written in haste and jiggled at leisure for The Daily Prompt #Plop

©Jane Paterson Basil

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14 thoughts on “Next time, take aim

      1. Did you write this cause you feel bad for him? Or for you? Do you think that if one day in your pursuit of happiness you’ll actually manage to catch it? I don’t think I would know what that feels like, or how to write from that state of joy. My writing springs from darkness.

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        1. I feel bad for him, though maybe not as bad as I should.
          Too many things have been broken for me to ever feel fully happy, but I expect that’s the case for most of us. I have two older daughters and five grandchildren who give me joy; I have my poetry; my friends on and offline, and various lesser pursuits.
          I think the fulfilment that comes from writing is more important than deep contentment could ever be.
          I only wish that my two younger children were well.
          Through your knowledge of darkness, you have the ability to show others how to illuminate their lives – but if you don’t take that path, it won’t mean that you’ve failed. It’s your path.

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