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Eremurus- a flower native to eastern Europe and temperate Asia; aka foxtail lily or desert candle; often compared to a long spike
the flower is unlike any other and the word infatuates the tongue (or at least mine)

Message from Writer

Call me River
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"If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can transform one million realities" - Maya Angelou

"But on paper, things can live forever. On paper, a butterfly never dies." - Jacqueline Woodsen

mosaic of broken glass

April 6, 2021

reflections in
driveway puddles on rainy days
ripples in placid lakes, skipping rocks
dead computer screens and TVs
lens of perspective and black sunglasses
storefront windows at midnight
bathroom mirrors and inner eyes
wide pupils in the face of a fire
footsteps echoed in an empty room
twisted smudged and blurred
distorted by hot tears
consumed by fear
they strike our foundation
pieces of shattered reflections litter the earth
don’t be so fast to catch stars
look, look at the ground
do you see it?
patterns in the shards
they are broken until you find
your pattern
see mine over there
in the grass by the flowers, on the banks by the river
if you look at it the right way
you see a symphony
the melody, it never gets old
find your mosaic
no, don’t touch it
it doesn’t belong to you
it belongs to the world
your fragments
make up your world as much as they do mine
we share the remnants of what we used to be
besides, you could cut yourself on a corner
drip blood across their surfaces
while you watch your mosaic of broken glass
don’t be afraid to lose yourself in the music

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  • ~Zoe N~

    re: Thank you! Of course, I'll review this in the next day :))

    about 1 month ago
  • BriRiley

    Re: Okay! And I’m not kidding River is such a cool name!!! Ahh, I love it!

    about 1 month ago
  • BriRiley

    P.s River is a cool name! Is it your real one? (You don’t have to answer if you don’t want to XD)

    about 1 month ago
  • BriRiley

    Ooo, this is cool! Do you mind if I review it? :)

    about 1 month ago
  • Ellington Stone

    This is really good!! I liked the "do you see it?" line. Awesome touch :)

    about 1 month ago
  • ArtCat

    I love the imagery! I think your ending is calming :)

    about 1 month ago