Mom died. My heart broke.
A magpie strutted across our backyard, cocked her proud head and looked me straight in the eye.
Her spirit bird.
Delivered a happy memory, then squawked and flew away.
With every visit since, my sad heart soars.
Yeah Write Gargleblaster # 157 – Do you see her much?
Yellow crime scene tape flutters and flaps in the cold wind off the lake. Shutters click, red lights flash. The detectives unblinking eyes sting and tear, mesmerized by the bludgeoned body lying face down in the sand. Seagulls slowly circle and cry.
Written for Yeah Write # 156 Gargleblaster – 42 words – Who Dunnit?
Surrender, let the night embrace us
There is light in deep dark spaces
Inky, pitch black, sunless places
See the truth in the cold night sky
Where Pegasus and Auriga fly
Transforming harsh to calm and kind
Tracking moonbeams where dreams unwind
What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing?
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