Poem: Deciduous, a Top-Floor Flat

rain breaks
clouds too dark to see on dark
   and fills the roads                 with silence

                   pain draws thighs to abdomen
fights seek their end in silence
rain breaks

against the sunlight,
taps windows if there's wind
clouds too dark to see on dark

                                 obey like kites
battered by rain that drowns red maple leaves
   and fills the roads                 with silence

Written in response to Big Tent Poetry’s Monday Prompt for 15 November 2010.
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4 comments for “Poem: Deciduous, a Top-Floor Flat

  1. November 22, 2010 at 12:53 am

    fills the road with silence

    Haunting, melodic and visual. This piece rings with lonely.

  2. Deb
    November 22, 2010 at 3:33 am

    “fights seek their end in silence” speaks to me, tonight.

  3. November 23, 2010 at 3:35 am

    There’s More To It Than That

    You send me letters
    of explanation, sky blue
    paper and purple
    ink, scented as in
    satin, letters to explain
    why we’ll just be friends.

  4. Ganymeder
    November 27, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    I really enjoyed this. Thank you.
    ~ Catherine

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