Daisy-chains lace a path that once held
the shadow of a prince on noble steel, a knight
in shining pick-up truck to whisk
away a heart in need. Leave
behind youth and sighs for the ride
to a castle full of dancing and flight.
The girl looks back as the white petals
fall. To love, or not to love?
Decisions made in haste, as pages
of the book flip past.
Lost among thorny differences,
sleeping silences, the daisy sits
on the mantle, ticking away the last
goodbye of the prince that never arrived.