Clouds Like Shades

He was the moon,
The nights that it shone full,
His beams of light danced upon
The dark waters of my soul.

He was the vital sun,
Evoking my heart’s fire,
Torridity of his rays
Stoking my desire.

“I’ve fallen out of love with you”
His words came with a blow.
Like a fool I stood there mute,
And silently watched him go.

My psyche lay in ruins,
Robbed its luminescence.
I wept for him hollow tears
Alone there in his absence.

He’d pulled clouds like shades
Over my window to the skies.
He ushered in eternal nightfall
And denied me my sunrise.


    1. Thanks Laura, I took that picture at my Dad’s cottage. The ridge hung over us like that most of the evening. It was the tip of a hurricane system that got as far north as Michigan. What a site!


  1. Sometimes I wonder why we give so much power to someone who leaves us. It’s really his loss. We can have our own sunrise. Ultimately, we are responsible for our own happiness. I learned this the hard way. The clouds are amazing.


    1. It was his loss and I wouldn’t change a thing. It was a step toward where I am today and I couldn’t be happier now.

      Thank you! Those clouds really were a sight to see. They hung there like that for hours.


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