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Elegy for Alice

Elegy for Alice

Reverent black stillness

Hushes the dawn

Emptiness waits

In quiet fields

Long shadows of memories

Fall on Alices grave

Birds chorus incantations

Trees reach prayers skyward

Sad reveries veil a daughters mourning


Light lifts the night's black curtain

Regrets fall to the forgiving soil

Flowers open to catch the tears

A procession of friends

Lead the grieving daughter home




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Lost Love

Gone are the days of shared delight.

Loneliness, an insidious illness, invades.

Solitude once cherished,  now a struggle.

Shackled with guilt and grief,

The days move slowly.

Fleeting moments of contentment,

Devoured by memories and pain.


The mind wades in the past,

Wanders through days cluttered with chronic malaise.

Months go by weighted by the struggle to let go.

The spirit hungers for the freedom of belonging,

For the shared dessert in a lover's bed.

Copyright © Sylvia Nissley | Year Posted 2020