Sunday, September 7, 2014

Absence

by Elliot

Can you hear the snow fall
     upon sky imbued land
Pale shades of grey broken only
     by the dark skeletons of dead trees
     Whose leaves once green and gold
     withered - lifeless - buried
     under fallen snow
          Torn away from their lifeline -
          miles and months apart - their cries of anguish
          smothered by snow falling
Can you hear her spirit dying
     invisible blood upon empty sheets
In long, black nights broken only
     by exhaustion's insistent calling 
     Dreams once green and gold
     withered - lifeless - buried
     under the fallen tears
          Torn away from her lifeline - 
          miles and months apart - her cries of anguish
          smothered by
Snow falling headlong to the ground
     in a crash that breaks the stillness
     and drowns the leaves' cries - the soul's death - 
A last resonance before it fuses
                                                   into oblivion ...