Ace

And while I was within
An ace of falling for your lies,
Believing your cries of devotion,
Waiting for Spring to begin.

I heard my heartbeats.
Louder than words,
Moving me towards,
A life that would not repeat,

The pain of loving you again.

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44 words Quadrille for this week’s d’Verse Poets prompt: ace

5 thoughts on “Ace

  1. A punch in the heart. I love your use of the prompt and the way the metaphor of being “within / An ace of falling for your lies” underlines the “luck of the draw” capriciousness of emotion. Painful and beautiful, Jo.

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