The Heartless Sole
Used by permission.
Some swashbucklers suppose they’re smart.
They act as friends, then break your heart.
Let language be most absolute –
No subtleties: give them the boot.
A friend more genuine, you know,
Will listen closely, toe to toe.
No languid promises unkept,
Nor boundaries yet overstepped.
May truth arise, that we discern
Which bonds to keep and which to burn.
Will we reboot and still remain
With those who will our friendship feign?
Kick up your heels. Do not delay.
Souls insincere may slip away.
For such, we need not ballyhoo.
Just whisper as you leave them, “Shoo!”
Posted for a variety of prompts:
AC (A Clothing Quatrain)
Easy Street Prompts (“swashbucklers”)
One Single Impression (“one word”)
Poetic Asides (April P.A.D. Challenge: “interaction”)
Read Write Poem (NaPoWriMo - “if she were really your friend”)
Sunday Scribblings (“language”)
Weekend Wordsmith (“languid”)
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