Saturday, November 28, 2015

November 28 -- Patricia Wellingham-Jones


“Farewell” by Sara Umemoto

The woman wraps her head
in folds of white cloth
twisted and tied
in loops and fluttering tails.

On a mountaintop
near her home
the breeze snatches and whips
the fragile silk.

Through the cloudy sky
a white crane floats
to her upraised palm.

Eyes fixed
on the paper bird, she ignores
the trail of long thoughts
written in fog.

Published in Words & Tricks, 2010

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