Transient

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Photo by Mary Bach

There is a certain beauty
in decay
in shadows
in fragile and impermanent things

Summer fades into autumn
and autumn races toward death

I watch, spellbound

 

Linked to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads open platform every Tuesday, where there are some amazing writers.

Thank You

Image from wikipedia.com

Image from wikipedia.com 

Poppies
ironic emblem
for Memorial Day
opium
for a nation’s conscience

Forget:
sand, boredom,
taste of blood, beer
smell of tobacco
burning flesh
sound of laughter
screams, explosions, curses

Remember: honor, bravery, sacrifice
Young soldiers 
with ghosts behind their eyes

so much to remember
so much to forget

A day late, but with heartfelt thanks for a sacrifice I can’t even imagine.