Some wishes hover in the shadows
lacking the courage
to step into the realm of fulfilment

Some desires are born to languish
in dark corners of the mind
To act upon them
is to stake everything that is familiar
at the altar of risk
for an undefinable feeling
arising from the bones
to become a flutter in the heart

To give it a label
is to court controversy
Such boldness comes at a price
not many are willing to pay

So bury the tenuous hopes
crush the fledgling love
let them not flourish

for not many are strong enough
to bear the pain
of watching them wither

© 2017 Uma Venkatraman ~ All Rights Reserved

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