#112 (wailing widow)

swan
photo credit: Matthias Geh

dreary

shallow ponds

resting in the forest heart

She dipped her toes in tears

and followed the

scent of stars


moonlight on her forehead

a thorn in her side

when silence came crashing

and pity poured over her

a relentless flood

drowning her dreams

in all shades of fear


wailing widow

dressed in despair

cloaked in coldness

she kissed all hopes goodbye

but one

who remained

a single firefly

dancing between despair

and deliverance


*11th January 2017

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