Playing around

lake-of-fogI’ve been playing around with the text from my post a few days back, and I think it works really well as a poem. Maybe better than as a short story, even. I’ve been playing around with Canva again, too, and I really kinda love the way the graphic for this post turned out:

The steady beat of
The rain on the glass
Echoed
The steady beat of
Her tears on the floor.

The fog on the lake
Mirrored the fog in her soul;
She wore it the way
She’d wear an old coat.

If she could just find him,
She’d make him see.
If she could just find him,
Then she would be free.

But the fog hid more
Than her drooping frame,
And the rain did wash
Freedom’s sun away.

She searched through
The windows,
Tore open the door,
But the fog hid her love
Forevermore.

She climbed up the mountain,
She searched high and low,
But the fog hid
Everything
In the valley below.

Then a flash caught her eye.
Without hesitation,
She stepped into the sky.

She dove toward the lake
Where he’d rested his head
On a pillow of stone,
With sand for a bed.
But a trick of the light
Was all it had been,
And the freezing cold water
Welcomed her in.

The bitter blue waves
Stole every breath,
And with tears in her eyes,
She at last greeted Death.

The steady beat of
The rain on the glass
Echoed
The steady beat of
Her tears on the floor.

The fog on the lake
Mirrored the fog in her soul;
She wore it the way
She’d wear an old coat.

If she could just find,
She’d make him see.
But she’ll never find him.

She’ll never be free.

Anyway, it’s the weekend and, now that I’m done working, I’ve got the afternoon to play around in other word gardens. What about you – do you have big plans?

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