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Frosted Words

Chasing Leaves

There was a current,
In the way the words flowed,
The way they passed through the air,
Falling like the red and gold leaves
That littered the path. 

And like the leaves,
I tried to catch them in my hands,
Hoping their capture
Would grant a wish,
A wish for truth. 

But like the leaves,
That floated this way and that,
Descending towards me, 
Then away,
The words were not so easily

Despite begging
And batted lashes, 
And softened hands, 
The words could not be captured,
Could not be followed, 
For as soon as they appeared,
They vanished.

And I wondered-
Had I imagined it all-
The red and gold
Of your words,
The whimsical flotation 
Of cursed words
That are so eagerly chased
By broken souls. 

The words landed
And before collection,
Nature frosted them-
Freezing all. 

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Katrina Thornley
Katrina Thornley

Katrina Thornley is a Rhode Island based author that graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BA in English. She lives in the middle of the woods and enjoys hiking, photography, painting, and candle making. 

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