Still water and star flowers


A summer’s day,Screen Shot 2018-08-11 at 11.07.42

a sun leaning into shadow.

The moon has no need of sleep,

nor the rose still water

to reflect her beauty.



No naked morning this,Screen Shot 2018-08-11 at 14.07.29

but clad in fire

born of a red universe.

Night voices fade into the dark,

ghosts that melt away, sail the sky,

star flowers in their wake—

peace falls.





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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.

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