WORDS OF THE WEEK – POEM – Autumn: Divorces by ECvW

Insomnia alarm clock

Insomnia alarm clock

Autumn: Divorces

On our silent lips
In darkness,
We inhaled this Autumn
Under starlight.
Watching the past
Decaying before us
From our different perspectives.

Then, holding each breath
We dreamed, while
Dawn ignited a world
And frost caught fire
Red and russet
Burnishing the landscape,
Golden-flamed in a melting heat.

But cold air restrained
Holding us,
Numbing this existance.
Rose petals froze,
Chilling the bloom
And we slept where we could
Watching the clock through the long nights,

This season aches, and
You exhale,
But I look North again.
One last Winter
Then the thawing.
A voice caught in the throat
Words trembling at the stir of Spring.

by Emma van Woerkom © 2014

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