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Stars flash across the sky
inky black
pray for a wish
upon dead light
that your secret will remain
nasty scar upon the soul
belladonna in your veins.
count each step
each breath
pausing at the crack of…..
continue forward
heart racing
are you going to death?
trees gather inward
were they like this back then?
Another sound
swivel around
and around.
ebony so dark
you cannot see your hand
you cannot see me behind you
the answer is near.
Wind rocks graceless branches
you fall into the glade
glad for the moonlight.
I glide out behind you
wraith silent
waiting for you to begin
to bring to sight
my sister’s lifeless body
then the prediction I made
the day she disappeared
that you would pay
is about to come true.

©Nov. 16/19
Picture via Pinterest

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

I am a single hard working mom in her 40's. I have always written poetry and I love words. I live with depression and its ups downs. This is a space where I can create and write all that I need to.

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