Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Rie Sheridan Rose @RieSheridanRose @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

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Falling Petals  
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

our beginning…

the last spidery whispers of

your end.


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…

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1 Response to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Rie Sheridan Rose @RieSheridanRose @darc_nina #LoH #fiction

  1. This poem has a great rhythm – I love the things unsaid that linger at the edges – it really makes me want to open those ill-fated letters.

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