What Nobody Knew

It’s Quadrille Monday over at the dVerse Poets Pub. Today, our prompt is the word ‘keep.’

From that first night

I wanted to keep you.

Then, in the dirty-light of day

it became clear:

you already had a home.

What nobody knew

(not even you!)

is that I kept you anyway

safely

in the tenderest place

of my heart.

Still.

 

Susan Marie Shuman/SusanWritesPrecise

 

Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

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