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The sun makes one last valiant effort to shine through the mist, and for a few seconds, everything steams, yellow and gray. Then the rain sweeps in and everything is gone.
A trip back in time when this month’s beginning was her world’s ending
Bracing for the inevitable
As the storm’s clouds raged in the distance
And when it came, her body crumpled in defeat
Nights sleepless, Days motionless, Tears endless
Rifling through papers
Returns them to the Earth
Dissipating Disintegrating Disappearing
Extinguished and Extinct
This week’s prompt from Kellie invited us to take the last few lines of a memorable book or poem and create a story or poem based on it. This quote is from the last two lines of “Those Who Save US” by Jenna Blum (her first novel- I highly recommend reading it).
August is not a favorite month of mine and I have been thinking of ways to write about some jumbled up feelings that this month represents for me. Kellie’s Karmic Connection has helped me sort them out a bit!