The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!
by Rie Sheridan Rose
The bands are brittle now
that bind the story of our love…
the rubber as ancient as the writing
in the yellowed envelopes.
I dare no longer slip them off
lest something be lost—
the first halting phrases of
the last spidery whispers of
Upon the stack of love and regret
the wilting flowers that last
you sent begin to shatter…
petals scattering in the morning breeze.
Darkness encroaches all my edges now,
loneliness pounds upon my heart,
begging to find shelter within.
It won’t be long before we are reunited.
The poison speeds me toward my end
faster than petals fall…
Fiction © Copyright Rie Sheridan Rose
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
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