Day: 2012/06/10

Weeping Beneath The Willow

willow at night (borrowed from Bing Images)


WEEPING BENEATH THE WILLOW

abandoning the night’s guiding light
she takes tentative trembling steps
through the brush, over mud and stones,
to disappear into the shadows of the bluffs

beneath the willow, the moon’s corona
can no longer shine on tear-stained cheeks
or crawl across the broken vessels of her heart;
she feels nothing but her own nails digging into flesh

2012-06-10
P. Wanken

Inspired by The Sunday Whirl Prompt #60 to use the following words: bluffs, willow, corona, brush, trembled, mud, crawl, vessels, nail, stain, shadows, and stones.