#NatureSpeaks: 30 #Poems in 30 Days – Day 18: Stay Away, by Spriha Kant

You stay away from her.
She has buried her love for you inside the coffin
for you always pierced her psyche.
You stay away from her.

You stay away from her.
Stop straining your eyes in staring at her
for she will not reciprocate this.
Stop straining your brain in wondering
whether her love for you still illuminates
inside her.
Stop contemplating the distance of
light years between you and her
as you as callous as a white sun
and she as mellowing as the moon
could never be a solution
miscible
glistening with love and joy.
You stay away from her.

You stay away from her.
Stop pretending to burn in regret
like a plank of wood in a fire
for you didn’t even shiver once
while flaring your bellows on her
when she was with you.
You stay away from her.

You stay away from her.
Celebrate you are off the hook.
You stay away from her.

©Spriha Kant


Staw Away was inspired by the poem Love’s Trials. You can read more of Spriha’s poetry on Twitter here.


Submissions are still open for the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration. The submission details are located here.



Jeff Flesch

Author, #1 Amazon New Release Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow

Co-Author, #1 Amazon Bestseller, Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women

Author of the Month, Jan/Feb 2022, Spillwords Press


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#NatureSpeaks: 30 #Poems in 30 Days – Day 14: Butterflies Blue, by Shruthi Senthilkumar

Sometimes I think of them
As I rest in the sky
Glistening with love and pain
The oceans in our eyes.

And sadness comes splashing in
An ache on an aquamarine wind
The chill of the past, the tides on the whole
The diverging gushes of a waterfall soul

Yet right where it settles in
Is a cauldron deep within
From which a sapphire’s light bursts through
With the remainder of love and butterflies blue.

But sometimes I think of them
As I rest in the sky
Glistening with love and pain
The oceans in our eyes.


Butterflies Blue was inspired by the poem Butterfly Love. You can read more of Shruthi’s poetry at Read Up.


Submissions are still open for the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration. The submission details are located here.



Jeff Flesch

Author, #1 Amazon New Release Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow

Co-Author, #1 Amazon Bestseller, Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women

Author of the Month, Jan/Feb 2022, Spillwords Press


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