She creased my heart to make
an impression, ambient
thoughts blend with memories
woven from life before you left
a mark on me the last time.

So I look to the future, folding
new experiences like
an origami lotus flower —
now germinated — shoots shouting
in the sun not for the last time.

© 2021 Phillip Knight Scott

dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille #134: We {heart} poems where we must construct a poem of 44 words including the given word “heart”

Also submitted for Weekly Scribblings #84: The Last Time

Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I am a Tar Heel born and bred and watch every Yankees game I can. I'm still searching for my own TARDIS. My first novel, "The Alien in the Backseat," is available now!

52 thoughts on “Creased

  1. Wonderfully vivid imagery here. I smiled with the first two lines and found the remainder to be just as delightful. Delightfully done, all said, well-contained and satisfying to the end.

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  2. Love the hope in this. The imagery is superb, like you’ve folded several great poems into one.
    Especially like
    “an origami lotus flower —
    now germinated — shoots shouting”
    Just beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. We can’t unmake those creases, but there is always hope of creating something new and lovely with the folds.


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