Life is Fleeting

Wildflower in Perth Western Australia

Walking home from the bus stop yesterday and this native tree was just bursting into flower.

Wildflower in Perth Western Australia
Native Australian Wildflower – A burst of colour in a brief moment

What lies beyond life?

Forbidden to our eyes.

And yet in constant speculation,

We cry out in the darkness.

Our sad voices calling like the night bird,

Melancholy in the starlit silence,

 

Unanswered.

 

So our existence,

fragile…fleeting,

Dissolves like a drop of indigo tossed in a midnight sea.

And all those left will soon forget

Whatever became of me.

 

Jane Dougherty Poetry Challenge

https://janedougherty.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/poetry-challenge-30-peacock-garden/

Prompt Words: indigo, cry, night bird, fleeting, forbidden

Cee’s floral challenge: https://ceenphotography.com/2016/05/10/cees-fun-foto-challenge-single-flowers-or-bud/

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