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 Dec 2021 Emma Q
Hannah Richburg
I thought if I could swallow the stars
I’d be as beautiful as the evening sky
I tried one night    with fireflies
They burned my throat
Their legs striking at soft flesh
But my skin did not glow
No moon crawled from my eye sockets
I was left with corpses in my stomach
I soon learned I would only ever be
A cemetery
 Apr 2019 Emma Q
Jude kyrie
Sunset On The Lake
Down beyond the woodland
The magic setting golden sun
On the still lakes shining waters
its glowing corona hung

Magenta clouds spread like curtains
as they passed the lighted sky
I could almost hear them rustle
as the daylight bid goodbye

The gentle whispered breezes
in the pine trees by the shore
Sang a song of nature’s anthem
I would remember for evermore

A hanging reverent silence
That no creature dared to break
In each soul made a painting
Of that sunset on the lake.

In beauty so transcending
As the water lapped my feet
Spoke beauty in a language
That I had no need to speak

Then under the cloak of evening
Played a softened lullaby
Sleepy splashing of the wavelets
with a dreamy darkened sky.

If I lived forever
This vision will awake.
Memory will leave me never
Of that sunset on the lake

— The End —