What if…

I sacrifice the blooms for which I have waited all summer

and let them litter the roof?

What if

I divest the pots of their living creatures

and get them ready for new soil ?

What if

they are allowed to remain in dormancy

and pretend they still live?

What if

while admiring the bits and pieces of what is left

I am startled out of my peace?

What if

I again see the quickening of the flames

And hear popping noise of the invader alone upstairs

What if

his mark is always on my soul?

What if

we don’t sacrifice enough

and time stands still?


bedroom fire March 22nd, 2010

rooftop garden September 8th, 2010

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5 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. a bedroom fire…how horrible…to lose so much so fast…luckily we have a solution to the lurker and the sacrifice has been made for us…

  2. oh wow… chills… the utter depth of this post… and the photos… this contains haunting beauty. thank you so much for linking, friend.

  3. beautiful thoughts. the waters run very deep in these words. very well written.

  4. beautiful… really. so happy that you decided to make good of it.

  5. chills. had to reread.


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