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Dark has come

and long shadows

reach and whisper

 as forest faces

peer from the darkness

of this place where

 before I lingered

and listened to the lyric

of the leaves

 but now must yield

to waiting creatures

of the night.

* * *

Poem, Timeshare, originally published in Dreams of a Wingless Child, by Mary O’Connor © 2007, Wheatmark, Tuscon, Ariz. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2014.




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