That's How it Had to End

Thank you, sweetheart, I whisper my gratitude

My lips close to your ears

As you lay in a scarlet pool

Withering and twisting

Like a wayward leaf on an autumn noon


It’s okay, I tell you

Pushing the knife deeper

Into the guts that dared to annoy me

While you gasp for breath

Hands clawing at my arm in vain


Rest in peace, I murmur

When your body lies still as a statue

Your eyes staring at me;

Is it wonder, fear, or hate?

Too late to say now, isn’t it?

But that’s alright, sweetie

Time had come for you to leave  

And my duty was to see you go


Now, honey, my heart feels light

My mind is free as sleep beckons me.

Back home I lay on the bed

Drifting to sleep like an innocent child

If only you could haunt me

But that ain’t gonna happen, darling

Sorry… but nope… not sorry



Note: This is a fictional piece. 


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Written by Srivalli Rekha

An MBA graduate, Srivalli Rekha also has an MA in English Literature. She loves to write, blog, cook, take pictures, draw and craft silly things. Nature is her greatest inspiration.
Her works have been a part of Sweek Flash Fiction Book 1 & 3, SweekStars 2018 Book, Tales From the Cliff, Tales From the Toybox, 72 Hours of Insanity: Anthology of the Games Volume IV, VI, & VII by Writer’s Workout, Hawk’s Nest by ArtoonsInn Room9 Publications, The Way We Were by Poetry Planet Publishing House, Arise from the Dust Anthology by Let’s Make Stories, Indian Summer in Verses by Plethora Blogazine and Writersgram, Route 13: Highway To Hell and Blood Runs Cold by The Hive. Violets in Hand and The House of Justice, her self-published ebooks are available on Amazon.
Her works will be part of Hawk’s Flight and Rewind Poetry Collection by ArtoonsInn Room9 Publications, The Women That I Am Anthology by RRxMM.

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