it was not until
the rain had ceased
its torrent
through the waters
that surrounded her
that she was able
to feel her skin
absorb the sun
and lift the maddening
that held her under
to drown

she had emerged
caught her breath
and began
to swim away

the songbird
was released again
and she saw the skies
break open wide
and the rain
began to trickle down
and the waves
formed mountains
around her

and the songbird
placed paper flowers
around her neck
like bars on hope
and locks on love
and slowly
she drifted out
to sea

© Copyright 2014 Melissa Leigh Clarke. All Rights Reserved.

About Melissa Leigh

I believe that every life is full of endless moments that help you, hurt your, change you, inspire you, and allow you to mold yourself into the best version of yourself that you can possibly be. Stories exist in all of us and need to be shared in order to grow.
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