Perhaps Sorrow

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Perhaps Sorrow
by Anni

Perhaps, sorrow is not what I thought.
Perhaps it is glowing, the color of gold.
Perhaps it is soft and smooth as silk.

Perhaps I couldn't hang onto it, even if I tried.
It would fall through my fingers, as dust.

Perhaps sorrow is an invitation,
not the invitation I hoped for,
not the gold-engraved invitation -- yet an invitation, nonetheless.

Perhaps it's inviting me to tea.
Perhaps if I sat down with it, I might be delighted.

It might say,
"Hello, dear friend, nice to meet you." Or I might say to it, "My heart hurts."

Perhaps we would become friends.

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