Red Velvet Petals


One by one—

The red velvet petals





Flying away

Carried by the breeze

You love me;

You love me not;


They still fall


A childhood game


It seeks to comfort me


This moment in time


Gradually drifting—

Drifting to the ground;

Do you love me?

Or do you not?


Say yes


Oh no—

The last petal falls

You love me not


How can this be?


Oh— but what's this?

One petal slowly drifts

It separates; revealing two

I smiled then—


You love me