Poem: Tracing a Love Song by Emma Lee

heart-shape brown leaves

photo by Roman Kraft (unsplash)

first published in Rhythm n Bones Lit Issue 6: Love

(Golden Shovel based on a line from “Empty Highway Home” James Fountain)

Tracing a Love Song

Charcoal clouds swell in an orange dawn sky. I
drive this regular, everyday route where I am
conscious of each pothole, each bump, each afraid
rabbit; the magpies that move aside, wary of
cars; the pigeons and muntjacs who aren't. The
sun doesn't diminish the fog. The day remains dark.
The radio plays a love song that renders me blank.
Love fades as leaves fall. A familiar road.

~Emma Leee

Emma has had publications including "Ghosts in the Desert" (IDP, UK, 2015). "The Significance of a Dress" from Arachne.  She co-edited "Over Land, Over Sea," (Five Leaves, UK, 2015),   http://emmalee1.wordpress.com 

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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