A quadrille for the Secret Keeper’s word prompt, for fans of E Nesbit. The prompt words:
FAIRY | SAND | HIDE | JOURNAL | RIVER
A world slipping slowly into forgetting,
where the sand fairy hides,
never to be found again.
The river sighs into the sea,
the carpet unravels,
no jotted notes or coloured snaps
can halt the monumental slide of the great dune,
no Phoenix rises.