Rivulets of sorrow meandering
down tear-stained skin. “Keep her comfortable
until it’s time.” Simple words-
of eternal reminder within.
Guiding her through the threshold
into the chill, shudders
of realization emerge. You survey
the molting trees, their arid leaves embellishing her hair like fragments of woven rhinestones. As if they weep for her. As if even the ambiances of ages past are beseeching
her not to leave.
Soon arrives the Foehn, holding you within its warm embrace. Its breaths, whispering lines of truth, sculpt a bittersweet tune as they herald the evening’s arrival. You understand.
Cloaked by lyrics of singing ivy, her expression calms, your fears dissolve. Consoled by a draft possessive, you cradle her through the darkness and follow her toward the seraph’s call into the fold of midnight slumber.
Flames softening a heart of stone fading away each zealous stream. A spirit dulled through nights of black blossoms stars from a faerie dream. A soul once dampened by frigid tears warmed by a love now found. Mangled wings bound by the sun now airily flitter upon the clouds.
Drifting through the sands of time, celestial burning suffuse the night. The sweetness of the morning dew caress my heart with wondrous light. Your grace, beauty, and wisdom great have seized my heart in awe unbound, The earth, now below us, faint- how sublime it is, this love we’ve found.
Today has brought with it a brand new day, along with its graying skies and chilled dew. As I sit here, the beginnings of a particular Shakespearean sonnet come to mind…
“That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruin’d choirs, where late the sweet birds sang…”
Take care everyone.
Phoebe and Samantha
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