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May 2021
An Incomplete View of What Happened

Borrowed breath,
you breathed mine
and I faint fell
from the serpentine
of your feigned affections.
This quartz heart of mine
(rendered metamorphic)
turned to sandstone,
and Atlas failed
to hold up the sky.
Five years fooled, finally
forced to say; no more.

James E. Roethlein copyright 2021
Jim is the author of two books of poetry β€œMusing on the Cricket Game of Life Part 1 1/2” and β€œAn Extravagant Way of Saying Nothing β€œ both available on Amazon
Written by
James E Roethlein  51/M/Middletown, Pa
(51/M/Middletown, Pa)   
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