#183 (engulfed)

circles

broken lines

unspoken words

the night I used up

my last wish

**

the fairy said

he’d never tell

once she clipped

his wings

he bled glitter

into the starless night

***

unburdened

by obligation

a lapse of judgement

no more tears

my eyes dried up

my face

an arid space

as the grey

engulfed

my heart

****

19th November

 

 

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#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