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Message from Writer

"He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, or crying, or pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."
Revelation 21:4
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If there's one thing I could tell the world, it's that Jesus saves.
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I can officially call myself a novelist now, because my most recent book (my seventh since seventh grade) is over 50,000 words.

mourning dove

August 3, 2020

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today she finds the feather on her driveway
dark and grey and translucent blue
floating down from a crystal clear sky
she twists the remnant of life in her hands
and she understands why the doves mourn, why
they release haunting calls from telephone wires
the world coats her fingers with death
and she learns to grieve when her cat
stumbles down the stairs on creaky joints
and her mother says with teary eyes
“i don’t know if he’ll survive tomorrow”
this is when she tastes death
when the stench stains her palms
when she looks in the mirror and sees
only her own bleak reflection staring back
the sky grows dark with thunderclouds
she gazes out the window as the raindrops patter
down from above and streak along the glass
she cups her hands to catch the flow
and drinks sips of the earth’s pain
it tastes like vinegar slipping down her throat

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2 Comments
  • asimic

    !!! this is amazing! it's so sad, but extremely beautiful as well. good job!


    4 days ago
  • Paisley Blue

    :0 This is so good! And sad! "she cups her hands to catch the flow / and drinks sips of the earth’s pain / it tastes like vinegar slipping down her throat" breathtaking. I love this! Wow. Again, you have amazed me! <3 (Also I really like your writer's message thing... Nice job on the novel!)


    5 days ago