Air Born

She tumbled from the sky that night
White washed and too familiar
Holding cotton candy dreams
In her hand
Timidly, she set down
And begged the earth
To take her in
Even then
Her heart just wouldn’t
Let go
The sky

***
(She could still hear the echoes
Apple pie lies and emptiness
Hopeless, she couldn't bear to listen)
***

She convinced herself not to cry
Wanted but unacceptable now
Rejecting the memories that
Lingered behind
She smiled, as the night
Breathed her in
Just when
A single stubborn tear
Fell from
Her eye


And I....
I wasn't brave enough to ask her why.

by Christine Austin Cole

Comments (10)

She smiled, as the night Breathed her in Just when A single stubborn tear Fell from Her eye xlent write. top marks.
Just when A single stubborn tear Fell from Her eye................................................oh what a stunning metaphor that leads to redound to the gleams of light, passion when lost to riff of reason on the rune of dream, most ingenious write i always look for,10+++, thanks for sharing
great lines...quite ashooting star you sketched there on a vast canvas....ending in a single tear superb poem cheers
A single stubborn tear Fell from Her eye 10 good luck
...a weaving of superb imagery, noble thoughts and a sympathetic heart. A beautiful poem.
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