Nightshade Oblivion by Colleen Keller Breuning
Sundown falls in shades of purple
its shadows dancing across the wall
the sound of silence speaks in muted whispers
flickering like a candle in the wind…
Lost in the confines of my mind
in between the hollow spaces
of yesterday and
moments where unspoken dreams wallow…
Our spirits once fused in a blaze of glory
its raging fire burned, white hot rapture
now cold embers buried in the snow
for nothing seems to lasts forever...
Wounded hearts bleed like crushed grapes
time in a bottle, boxed vintage wine
your essence lingers on my tastebuds
indelibly branded deep within my soul….
But bent and broken wings will mend
as defiant moon repents its mortal sins
and angry zephyr howls its proclamations
stirring up the nightshade of this empty room…
where I shall wait for you.
Colleen Keller Breuning © 2017
Colleen Keller Breuning is a poet and photographer who was born and raised in Maryland. She currently resides in Purcellville, Virginia with her husband and cats, Tommy and Jordan. Her poetry, short stories and photography have been published in a variety of print and online magazines during the past decade. Her first poetry book, Shadows of My Father, was a tribute to her father and published in 2011. She is currently working on her second book of poetry, along with assorted photography projects. She participates in several online writing groups. In addition to poetry and photography, she loves nature, music, cats and wine (not necessarily in that order).