Heartbreak Poem – Love Gone Pear-shaped

Love Gone Pear-shaped is a heartbreak poem, a reflection on how and why hearts get broken and go on to mend.

Love Gone Pear-shaped – Heartbreak Poem

This was before it all went pear-shaped
before I broke my legs
and you turned blind.
Overnight, you might like to think.

Like a busy little bee
I'd buzz around like a robot
cradling the flowers
you, the orchid, bang in the middle.

I should have known
you'd never count the petals with me
you'd groan when the weather turned cold,
and my wings fell off.

In the end, I turned ant and crawled away
through the blades of grass
the flowers tending to me,
their petals mending my wings in the wind.

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Written by Anita Alig

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