shiny shine

(akron)

I Remember Once


A brisk Saturday evening,
Two weeks into September,
Memories overtaking my head

The echoes of your voice have become
A shattered mirror spread out on a thin
Layer of linen snow

Shadows surrounded us, deformed and haunting
Upon the cement, six inches deep
Scared by sticks and stones

Air frigid enough to form icicles
Swept across the yard
Draining all color from the trees outlining the yard

Two leave adjoined
Complete the blanket of fall
Gently being pulled apart
Then suddenly
The departure

Why did the wind have to blow?

So one day our families would be complete

Submitted: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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