Kinetics

I still remember waking with the sun,
Eager to breathe the beauty of the day,
Running barefoot through grass still kissed with dew,
Then lying on it face upturned to gaze
into a sky of neverending blue.
The sun beat warm and steady in my chest,
A flower pulsing rhythm with the world.

That flower withered, petals blackening.
The child died, a sorrowed phoenix rose,
Its heart a heap of ash and caustic tears,
And now become a cold and pitted orb,
No rhythm has it kept for many years.
The sun has fled, the grass a nest of thorns.
I lie inside, eyes shuttered to the world.

© 2014 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

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  • devotee1
    devotee15 months ago

    It can feel that way…. Very brave to write of such personal tragedy—although, I am certain, like myself you are far beyond trying to make sense it. Great wrting, Gina! Really outstanding use of language!

  • How kind of you, Joe. You know, I often don’t have to dig very deep for these memories, which to a great extemt hampers my daily living. Ah well, at least I can write them.

    – RC deWinter

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrenton5 months ago

    Great expression of a moment in time and life itself.

  • Many thanks, Ann, glad it spoke to you.

    – RC deWinter

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