I walk upon withered light


No more moonScreen Shot 2017-04-22 at 15.09.30 climbs bright

into gentle night.

Cycle over,

the fall is deep—

I see frost

where flowers bloomed,

I walk upon withered light.


Beauty achesScreen Shot 2017-04-22 at 15.24.48

in the shadows,

blue as the sea.

Crying in the wind,

time whispers,

Summer’s gone,

like love.


Some haunting lingersScreen Shot 2017-04-22 at 15.38.28

in the air,

joy or sadness,

who can say?

Peace remembered

from a ghostly star?


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

15 thoughts on “I walk upon withered light”

    1. Glad you like this, Damien. I hadn’t the idea of writing about earth day at all, but the message is quite clear—we risk losing it all. Beauty could be just a memory. But the great thing about the oracle is you don’t know if it’s a prediction or a warning.

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