16 November 2012

Paradise Untold

November PAD Challenge, Day 8.  Prompt: "Talk back to a dead poet."

what words of her own might
she have written
were she not your eyes?

face to the fire, writing down
your hellish visions, the
hounds at the door, the

light fallen to the depths--
what brimstone may have
singed her heart-desire?

in patient script she wrote
your words, dutiful daughter,

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