Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Photo by Jennifer Mandell

A phantom cry
a distant voice
whispers in the wind

A haunting sound
that echos around
searching for a friend

As darkness falls
that longing calls
in a world vast and wide

Searching for spring
in the smallest of things
casting his doubts aside

On tiny brown wings
this nightingale sings
shattering the silent night

With the break of dawn
the darkness now gone
he disappears from sight

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