cliffs

the rain does not wet her, nor the
sun give
warmth.
(she borrowed those dead
eyes from a
fish).
she climbs over the
rocks
like a patient
tortoise,
the landscape twisted and
torqued in
empathetic display.
below her: the
toy-town
cottages,
ribbon-
rivers
and the rail track,
a zip fastener on
an old green
garment.
everything is shrunken,
as is the shrivelled
heart
within her; a dried
bag of leather.
up here the
clouds
always make
faces;
you can’t escape their
terror.
she does not
deny their chubby
glance.

she knows she has killed;
and that she must pay.

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Comments

  • markhadafairday
    markhadafairdayover 2 years ago

    woe this is deep.

  • Thanks, Mark. Glad you like it.

    – darkvampire

  • UntamedDreamer
    UntamedDreamerover 2 years ago

  • Thanks for the feature, Holly.

    – darkvampire

  • su2anne
    su2anneover 2 years ago

    the other side…
    congratson your feature
    suzanne;))

  • Many thanks, suzanne.

    – darkvampire

  • Mark Braham
    Mark Brahamover 2 years ago

    Interesting Well Done!

  • Thanks, Mark.

    – darkvampire

  • Jenifer DeBellis
    Jenifer DeBellisover 2 years ago


    Click on the banner to go to the feature page.

    Congratulations, your work has been featured in Magic Realism and Urban Fantasy’s special writing feature.
    xox
    Jenifer

  • Many thanks for the feature, Jenifer.

    – darkvampire

  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyover 2 years ago

    you cant always be this good there must be dark forces at work

  • Now you know my secret: dancing widdershins round a tree at midnight.

    – darkvampire

  • Matty B. Duran
    Matty B. Duranover 2 years ago

    Hilary, you write with such vivid description! May God bless you and keep you well!

  • Thanks, Matty.

    – darkvampire

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