Simple as Fate

How many times before
had I seen you in my store?
What changed this time
that you won’t leave my mind?

How did it get this far
as if fated in the stars?
What would your answer be
if I asked to to join me?

Was it your eyes
or the way you move?
Why do I feel
like I have something to prove?

Was it when you said, “hi”
or when I said, “hello?”
Why do I feel the need
to beg you not to go?

How, the first time, did I not see,
your outer and inner beauty?
Why did I wait so long
to realize a bond so strong?

How then must we proceed?
I am at a loss, I concede.
Why must we complicate
something as simple as fate?

© Autumn Siders 2018
Simple as Fate

Cats vs. Dogs

Bark all you want,
don’t you know who I am?
I am a queen
who doesn’t give a damn.
Sure you can fetch
and you listen so well
but man’s best friend
can’t be that swell.
I hold such beauty
and purrfection for sure
and anything that ails me,
a nice nap is the cure.
My people do as I say
while you aim to please
and believe it or not
I’ve more tricks up my sleeves.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018
Cats vs. Dogs

Etchings

Etched in the wall
of my very own cell
are some faded words
from some ancient hell.
Dried blood and tears
stain the dry wood
and words won’t leave
even when they should.

Some soul before mine
was trapped in this cage
and someday this story
will make it to page.
But now is not the time
for such simple things
when we both know
the kind of hell she brings.

© Autumn Siders 2018
Etchings

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I’ve failed to see your point,
time and again.
Still you argue on
as if someday you’ll win.
My mind will not change
and my will not break
and what little I own,
you sure as hell cannot take.

You’ve failed to realize
that my love cannot be bought
and whatever it is you seek,
is no more than a thought.
Please keep it to yourself
and quickly be on your way;
go and ruin your own life
before trying to ruin my day.

© Autumn Siders 2018
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