Waiting

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empty streets,
a lone tavern light
seared the mist,
even stars
that whispered in her closed eyes,
dissolved in the dark;

he found her
sunbeams round her throat,
the blunt knife
in her hand,
still bleeding on the table,
her final poem.

Linked to MLM where the prompt is for a Shadorma Pair inspired by Van Gogh’s Cafe Terrace at Night
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48 thoughts on “Waiting

  1. Unsettling and beautiful all at once..the soft imagery like the paint and yet the story waiting behind so real and anguished – sunbeams round her throat – my favourite line and will also remember your poem whenever i see this painting

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