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Landscape of the Fallen

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Landscape of the Fallen

Shards of silver spliced the sky
while my sister went to gather
laundry fluttering on the line 
between two swaying Aspens.

But the fierce southeasterly 
proved too much
for one of the colossal pair
old and pock-marked, it slowly careened
then toppled the length of the yard.

Sensing the fall, my father screamed
her name into the broken sky 
until he found her under the arbour 
storm clouds in her eyes.

For many days after I rode my tricycle 
round the shaft of that body bruised
a mark of exclamation on
the story writing inward
as my father, with his chainsaw drawn, 
cut wood for many winters.  

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  1. Date: 5/5/2012 2:36:00 AM
    love the way you transform images into words. waiting for more...

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 11:35:00 AM
    Beautiful use of language.

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 11:06:00 AM
    Vivid and beautiful narration. congrats on the feature.

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 7:13:00 AM
    Wonderful work and congrats on feature....Patrick

  1. Date: 8/18/2011 12:24:00 AM
    seems like a storm within a calm that couldn't.

  1. Date: 4/14/2011 7:20:00 PM
    Soulfire ..a stirring story .. an awesome event.. a beautiful recantation of the event ... wonderful vocab in this piece luv..

  1. Date: 4/14/2011 5:54:00 PM
    Very creative and interesting write, Soulfire