We locked our new love with a padlock and selfie and posted it for the world to see,
Updated our status to ‘in love with insert name’ and date stamped the occasion for liking.
You’d scored our initials on the barrel with the key and scribed the date on the base
Then we walked warm and hopeful where the bridge spanned the river and joined our two sides together
Our clasped padlock rocked slow and heavy, brass reflecting alongside lovers locked before
I guess it’s rusting now, just as our love waned with the weather wearing our initials to the wind
Status deleted and replaced with snide
Our old key tossed aside.
“Brief: 366/2020 project, prompt ‘Key’