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By Fabrice Poussin



Another storm passed upon the simmering hours

confined beneath threatening clouds

she knew she could dream in the forced darkness.


She revived the fluttering light of the old candle

the gentle mist of former eves emerged from the dust

little sparks reminded her of her fairy days.


Pondering her traveling companions

she reached for the legacy of an old sea merchant

yellowed out pages of crackling pages


Randomly parting the monument

her little soul fell upon the an image in red garb

closing her eyes she began her walk across the roof of this world.


When she looked again her blues shimmered

with the dancing flame of a gleeful accomplice.

the magic of Edison surrendered to this puerile adventurer


Overwhelmed by the thought of those perilous journeys.

she succumbed to the prefabricated night

as if on cue the ocher shadow followed her to paradise.


 

Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and many other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review as well as other publications. Most recently, my collection “In Absentia,” was published in August 2021 with Silver Bow Publishing.