Leapt

Itching to know the cool breeze upon her back, urging her.
To herself be a verse of possibilities rather than the chorus on repeat,
She answered yes to questions she’d dared not say aloud.

Then as they slept, she crept,
Leapt.
And walked away.

d’Verse Poets celebrate 7 years online with this quadrille prompt: itch

11 thoughts on “Leapt

  1. The opening image is riveting and instantly draws the reader in. Splendid write 💜

  2. I agree with Frank and absolutely love that line about being a verse of possibilities rather than the chorus on repeat. I can relate to the sentiment and really like the sound of the words you chose.

  3. I too love this line: To herself be a verse of possibilities rather than the chorus on repeat.

    It made me wonder on the back story and what happened next ~ Good one Jo-Anne.

    Thanks for joining us ~

  4. I would like to repeat the chorus of complements regarding the line about being a verse to herself. That was great! I like even more the poignant mystery in “answering yes to questions she’d dared not say aloud.” I have learned today that my marriage may likely end in coming years as I answer yes to some of those questions myself. This lovely quadrille means a lot to me just now

  5. I LOVE the idea of being original with words rather than a chorus or a refrain….we can all heed those words rather than just the poets and the writers among us.

  6. I cheered for her as she followed the breeze. There are times when we must listen to our hearts and move on.
    A beautiful quadrille.

  7. I’ve felt that cool breeze. It feels like chains breaking.
    I love the ambiguity in this poem. Or, at least, I find it ambiguous. Does she literally walk away? Does she literally leap? Is she creeping into freedom or flying out the window? Both interpretations speak to me.
    Lovely, Jo.

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