The path that once was cushion moss is now deep brown humus.
Her steps are shorter, slower // birdsong and chatters are muffled
as wafting cedar catches in furry nostrils; dances on her wrinkles. Time
enough for this corporeal manifestation to say, “goodbye, dear friend.”
~Her weak drooping arms cling to a rough, cool trunk. Adieu~
Lights dim. Animate still. Cells deflate. A streak of lightning escapes.
Faeries leapfrog lily pads, interrupting bullfrog songs // owls turn; blink.
Twinkled wishes are with Queen Mab, who always decides. Colors
fall to form crinkly beds for winter’s cushion for her, now a wee acorn.
Image: “Queen Mab,” by Romany Steele
Music: “Peggy Gordon” is a Canadian folk song that has become popular in many English-speaking countries. As a folk song it was first collected in the 1950s and 1960s in Canada, mainly in Nova Scotia. The song “Peggy Gordon” has been recorded by many artists. Here it is being covered by The Chieftains and The Secret Sisters.
Merril is today’s host of dVerse’ Poetics. Merril says:
I’m asking you to either write a poem about bridges OR to write a Puente. If you choose to write a Puente it does not need to include the word bridge (but it can). If you do not write a Puente, then it should use some form of the word bridge in the poem or in the title.