Never Let Her Go, a poem by Wendy Markel at Spillwords.com
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Never Let Her Go

Never Let Her Go

written by: Wendy Markel

 

His fragile bones
Will throb like glory
In the dampening
Dew-drowned morning.

But she’s worth it,
He says.
And she chuckles

And falls,
Light as stardust

Asleep.
Asleep
Besides the famished picnic basket,

They spoon
On a bed of clover
Under a fraying blanket of stars;
And she clutches
His hand
To her heart,

Like she’s done for sixty years

As he watches her fade

She’s gone.

Gone
Before sunrise stains his eyes.

When,
Bumbling like bees at the clover,
They find them;
All that endures
Of
Them,
Are breadcrumbs
Tears
And empty kisses

And his lonely eyes will scour the stars for her.

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