This week’s prompt for Sue Vincent’s #writephoto challenge is yet another gorgeous photo. Here is my response:
‘I’ve always loved this time of day’, she said,
Her hair shaded purple in the fading light.
Her heart distant as the hillside across the water,
Indifferent as the rising moon.
‘I love the way it makes me feel’, she said,
‘As though my heart were breaking
Bittersweet, melancholy, wouldn’t you agree?’
All I could do was nod, silent,
My heart breaking with hers
‘Will you be going soon?’ she said.
Words stark, pointed, like branches traced black
Against the setting sun. I nodded once more,
Leaving my heart under purpling sky,
Under darkened eaves, with her.