I am the dust that settles on a table
You haven’t sat at in years.
The moment of glory in a situation
That brings the room to tears.
Never quite enough for forever
Just a glance of what we were.
I’m the the freedom found within a flag
And an extra shot, just to be sure.
The fear you leave in the fight
When you don’t know how to lose.
A tear that rolls down her cheek
When it isn’t her you choose.
The temptation you leave at a party
Because the woman isn’t your wife.
The second you realize it was all a lie
And you want to end your life.
The sheer force of forgiveness
When given with a gentle look.
You, cuddled up in a corner
Reading a delicious book.
I am the second you change your mind
When it is minutes too late.
I’m passion and temptation
Embroiled within fate.
Originally written and published 2.15.15 under the title “Fate”