Reaching [repost]

Trees and clouds at dawn

Desolate, I walked until the cold
Numbed the marrow of my bones.
The clouds roamed so restlessly,
But I trudged East stone by stone–
Long past time I headed home.
Hours passed and a flash of gold
Showed me that tomorrow had come;
Shadows danced across the road
As I retraced my way to yesterday.
The tree I knew since I was born
Was skeletal now, weak, and shorn;
It trembled in the early morn,
Branches reaching not to me,
But to something I could not see.


Written for the Daily Echo.
Image credit to Sue Vincent (RIP).

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20 responses to “Reaching [repost]

  1. Pingback: Reaching ~ Paula Light #writephoto | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

  2. Esoteric, wistful and sad…but moving. Thank you. x

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  3. This is like a wistful longing for better times, past.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Love the sense of nostalgia in this…

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  5. Pingback: Photo prompt round-up: Reaching #writephoto | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

  6. This speaks to me on several levels – of a time I walked through a forest at night and of metaphorically coming through darkness into a changed world. Thanks for capturing this and sharing it.


  7. You’ve beautifully painted the scenery. Hope you have a great weekend 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Lovely, poignant, and meaningful. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

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