Lineation

You’ve drawn the line
and I can feel reality as

barbed wire pierces my
heart and blood stains
my outlook on us. It would
have 
been nice to see
more 
deeply into each
other’s 
worlds. I was living
in 
the clouds not seeing 
this sketched out.
So for now,

I’ll continue walking
through fields 
of what could have been

Lauren Scott © 2015

Around the Bend

I live on the corner
of happy and content
but, sometimes my mind lingers
into the neighborhood of
melancholy

Living with joy
would be a better choice
yet, often, I find the door locked
and no matter how loudly I knock
it won’t budge

 It takes courage to push
once in awhile,
make your presence known
that you are strong
and you belong

 nurturing your roots
wherever they may grow

Lauren Scott © 2014