...Black Forsythia...

Updated on December 7, 2017

Tendrils of pain

creep gently down

to sleep again

corridors of numbness

In my Room

With a View

simple, subtle hues

earth and sky

aching, laced up

bones advancing, tired

a heavy feather

alongside my heart

subtle shades descending

a bronze crescendo

autumn into winter

black as forsythia

remnants of weeds

April of 1983

pale amber danger

under her branches

proving to me

to us all

can I die

a million times

and still, retain

this shallow breath


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    Carole Anzolletti 4 months ago from The Phantom Queen's Labyrinth

    Frank Atanacio, thank you!

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    Frank Atanacio 4 months ago from Shelton

    wow.. very well written..