We delve into the incorporeal core of the past. Our inner voices resound like droplets of dew on the walnut’s rusted leaves
not yet fallen, nor coated in dust of oblivion.
Memories ignite our irises. Black hair of fathers and mothers gone sways like crows over golden fields in the breeze of every season.
It all comes in layers of honey and rust on our lips ajar.
Torn by time, the walnut spreads its tremulous hulls on the ground. The secrets revealed are winding through thick roots up to our feet.
Rustling black and white memories ripple the waves of our hearts.
Mihaela Melnic lives and writes in Rome, Italy where her prose and poetry evolve and take different shapes with every new life experience. Her work has appeared in various journals and magazines, including Spillwords magazine, Lothlorien Poetry journal and Ariel Chart journal, both online and in print. She is the author of the bilingual poetry collection "Change of Seasons" and her latest work "Evermore", was co-authored and released in September 2021 through 17Numa Press.