November 13th, 2013


Original Poetry: "Raise The Lantern"

Title: Raise The Lantern
Fandom: Original Fiction (Poetry)
Rating: G
Summary: I will come back, she said.
Author's Notes: For the writerverse prompt of "Waiting Here."


I will come back, she said,
a story told so many years ago
that only the words—the helpless ache—remain.
The memory of her face is gone.

There was work (or hope), she said,
there beyond the sea, or perhaps
it was simply far enough away
from the responsibilities of caring for a child.

(I waited by the shore,
at sunrise, noon, and nightfall,
searching for the hint of hull or sail
that might at last proclaim your return).

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