Sarah Malone
May 17, 2021


The wind smells like rain

And the ashes of all hopes

Thoughts and dreams

Swirl in the breeze

Ready to disappear, infinitely

The sky darkens

The sun slipping away behind cloud

Shadows lengthen

With ominous promise

And the light dies

The rain falls

Cold and cleansing

Wiping away all traces of the ash

The person

The life

Behind the facade

The smile, the bravado

She is disappearing

Heartbeat by heartbeat

Breath by breath

The reflection in the mirror


Until it disappears, infinitely