My former blithe spirit is rocked by the rain,
but I’ll dry it out and use it again.
I fold up my heart and tuck it away
in case I should need it some future day.
The lingering legs of love walk the floor
long after the time he walked out the door.
Preferring the narrows, the reefs and the gales
to the calm of safe harbors, his ship stretched its sails.
Now he sits in a vase, secure on my shelf,
while I pace in seclusion, all by myself.
The Sunday Whirl prompt words are: ship lingering legs instead narrow stretch door heart vase fold rocked rain