I didn’t mean for that to happen

I didn’t mean for that to happen
I didn’t mean to love so deeply
that I couldn’t claw my way out of the hole

I didn’t mean for that to happen
but you did all the right things
you remembered my favorite flowers
and we danced in a field of daisies
and we danced in the rain
the moon approved and she bathed us,
awash in contentment

I didn’t mean for that to happen
I didn’t mean for our story
to become a Dr. Seuss poem:
would you love me every day?
why did your love go away?
your love….my love
our love….no love

I didn’t mean for that to happen
I didn’t mean for us to become strangers
when did “forever” become “never”?
I didn’t mean for us to die

I didn’t mean for that to happen
what happened to the fruits of my labor?
all I’m left with is the banana rind
and I just keep slipping
I just keep slipping

I didn’t mean for that to happen
I didn’t mean to fall in love.

Dahlia Ramone:  April, 2008

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Writing prompts:

Topic: I didn’t mean for that to happen
(1) Include a dance in a field of daisies
(2) Mention Dr. Seuss and bananas

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