jagged horizons rebuff the seas

Written by: Jennifer Cahill

horizon edges the day and night   
melded together and followed by stars    
chased sunsets in her hazel eyes     
only known as someone to despise  
       
streetlights planted in pavement    
gold orange halos upon where there are footsteps   
color of dark seeps into their homes     
as branches scratch their vinyl and painted wood    
      
flowers bursting are now shut tight     
liked locked doors in summer shadows    
echoing roar of train, and then hum,   
cradles the distance from domed sky     
      
green clothed trees, nodding in the wind    
are carved ancient silhouettes     
       
moisture like dewdrops suspended in air     
dampen skin, tender and weak-     
      
shouts shatter the nighttime earth,    
erupting clouds mask the moon, waxing   
starlight brightens in between    
such mountainous disarray of silver glaring    
    
silence of human voices    
hush, coos the songs of night-   
everything returns to what was     
as we are reinvented, of what was not right