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Two steps (in the opposite direction to the one he thought he loved)
Was all it took
The love they shared was true
It was absolute, for a time.
But as the seconds ticked the relationship stalled,
Leaving shattered debris and uncared for hearts.
Unaccompanied he is left to contemplate,
Time moved forward to reveal possibility.
For a while he coasted,
Hoping for extraordinary but accepting the norm.
Finally destiny realigned itself
And he journeyed with difference,
Knowing something would break the monotony.
Along the path he found a penny.
Examination revealed it too had a story to tell,
Passed from palm to palm, enticing soulmates to cross paths.
He placed it safely in his pocket
And followed the path to the well-made-for-wishing.
Unbeknown to our protagonist the penny slipped from
It’s safe haven, landing quietly on the lush grass.
Now soul mates are meant to be,
They search for each other and
Upon meeting the fall into familiarity
Igniting a connection established long ago.
An equally enticing search for love
Encouraged our heroine to journey along the same path.
A welcomed moment in the sun revealed a reflective penny,
Just waiting to be found.
The well-made-for-wishing, the keeper of extraordinary dreams, would accept this token,
And reveal her destiny.
Impatient to complete her task she followed the clouds and took a short cut.
On approach to the-well-made-for-wishing she held her breath
And held the penny close.
After a moment to embrace possibility
She closed her eyes and let fate draw the penny near
Seconds turned to minutes
She opened her eyes in tandem with her exhale.
She noticed him immediately
(Her soulmate-she knew)
He was frantically searching for something
(His token for the well)
His search halted as soon as his eyes locked with hers
There was no need
The search was complete.
Palm to palm they followed the clouds,
Starting their long accompanied journey.
Words and image ©️ Lisa Moralee McLardy