Some Say …


June 11, 2019 by petrujviljoen

Trigger warning: the f-word. Once


some say love is a hunger … yeah … and the bottom has fallen out

his response a refrain repeating. relentless recurring. a punishment. … he must’ve heard.

density. she thought she was private musing on a wild (it was) courtesy … he heard … it’s in the air; a similar wonder.

the wild. who wants to tame it? own it? so losing it?


his gaze, invasive, she was moon-gazing.


Oh fuck off would’ya! he didn’t

then … when (from) far away (a little time ago) an interrupted cry. a cradled sobbing shaped a heart. Truth, like love, went unrecognised. a foray into forgiveness brought no luck.

she looks across to his yard … ogodishethere … he a one who, so to live, felt compelled to usurp the life of the Other.



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19 thoughts on “Some Say …

  1. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar says:

    anger is certainly captured here..

  2. Grace says:

    This line was just outstanding: a cradled sobbing shaped a heart.

    The ending gave me chills. Thanks for joining in.

  3. signedbkm says:

    a cradle sobbing shaped a heart….that brings a great image to my mind regarding love and how shows up in thought and form…bkm

  4. robtkistner says:

    This is strong, angry, enigmatic – powerfil piece Petru.

  5. I see that there is not a lot of hope for reconciliation here…. f-words are needed sometimes.

  6. memadtwo says:

    It definitely can be lost, but tamed? owned?
    so what to do with it?
    The mind goes to strange places. (K)

  7. I got a little lost in the waves of rage, but the powerful emotions snagged me.

  8. gillena cox says:

    Its the first time a came across a F-word disclaimer.
    Interesting the way you presented this story
    Thanks for dropping by my blog to read mine


  9. susanmehr says:

    Loved it, the rage, it was as if I was in the thick of it. The last few lines, ‘foray’, ‘usurp’ I could not have said it any better. 🙂

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