25. a little more single


valentine’s day tomorrow.
everyone knows that. most people care. some, like me, are a little more weary of its coming. a little more reserved. a little more single.

walking the streets today was like waking up in a foreign room. every pattern established over the duration of the year (bar Christmas time) had changed. for today only. all the world needed today was a banner screaming for one night only like those one off concerts by a renowned superstar.
illustrious illusion of love taking the world by storm:
the vendors on the streets shouting roses, not their usual bananas or tomatoes;
the music blasting from the shops a mixed array of romantic songs, every single one played to death;
and hearts, chocolates, champagne everywhere.

call me a cynic, but i just can’t stand it all. a dog should be for life not just for Christmas, so love should be for every day, not just the internationally-recognised day of coupling.

i say that but i still don’t know what real love is and noone’s in a hurry to show me.
you went off to Devon. i have to you said and i don’t doubt that you do. you ought to see your gran and if it so happens you visit overlaps with the day we should have spent together, that’s fine by me. no, honestly, it is.
it reminds me of the fact i’m free again. amen.
as to X, oh to hell with X. hot, cold, freezing, boling and then cold again. who knows that boy?
something tells me i never did.

and never will.

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5 responses to “25. a little more single

  1. Join the club…I hate this holiday too.

  2. eh, maybe

  3. On her eyelashes soot glittering
    Like the silence at dawn
    There’s an enferno decorating her sight
    Will she pick it up or yawn

    Illusions fire magic and horror
    A game each one scores in their head
    The trick to finish in glowing aura
    Is to become without victory instead

    Yours in echo
    Ravenstooth

  4. great piece of prose, great expression, Valentines provoke strong emotion and you have captured that well

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