This quick quadrille is for DVerse’s “spike up a poem” prompt.

She is a porcupine,
Hurt one too many times creating
A spiky personality —
Don’t come too close
She warns without words.

She is a thorny rose
With wilting petals, thirsty
A paradox: someone come close
Enough to touch, but
Be careful, she warns wordlessly.

12 thoughts on “Spiky

  1. We want love, but haven’t learned the art of keeping our hearts open despite the risk involved. Your poem immediately brought to mind a quote by Rumi.

    “Our task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

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