Heart Raw Sienna


Raw Sienna, #d27d46

Color Your World – Raw Sienna


I will love you

If only the wind

Hears my whispers,

Rain veiling grief’s annual tears.

I’ll love you when

Stars crash down mutely…

Burn away, making no defense.

As seasons turn calendar pages,

And years stack up like firewood

Gray with January rime…

I will love you still.

I’ve built imagined monuments,

Dressed in blue-green verdigris,

From memories framed with filigree—

And I will hold you near, till

My eyes no longer recognize

Blurred features memorized

In youth, for safekeeping.

I’ll love you though passion

Is forgotten summer

Day’s dandelion fluff…

While deafening hail raps

At sundown’s windowpanes.

Fiercely do I mourn, love you,

This aging heart unexceptional

As clay…time fading

Once-vibrant flesh which

Danced with pulsing color—

Now dusty-dry, raw sienna

Of wild palette you left behind.

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