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Floating Opals: A Poem of Ghosts & Time

February 2, 2018

 

Little flames play against the old lady’s neck,
turning before the darkness of her dress,
as she waits in line for his viewing.

She fingers the white ghosts, which rise
in a slow timeless tumbling, swirling
past each other in their crystal sphere.
They fade into translucence, to turn
and reappear in fire or dead white stone.

Iridescent bursts of pinks and greens and blues.
A universe sealed in her miniature globe,
an eternity at the base of her withered neck.

 

First published in Innisfree Poetry Journal.

 

Light Through Window Panes. Photo by Vera Lisa Smetzer. Photo by Vera Lisa Smetzer.

Photo by Vera Lisa Smetzer.