We will never

No good news, a feeling of despond, and after three attempts to get a cheering message from the Oracle, changing word sets, I give up.


I am always cold,Screen Shot 2018-09-01 at 14.36.00 ice,

no joy in this life—I linger,

never more to look

for peace in the grass,

morning in the sky.



Breath, cool as ghosts,Screen Shot 2018-09-01 at 14.50.31

rhythms the night,

day brings a haunting of desire,

clouds grow dark.

Listen to the trees keening

with their broken voices,

no morning wakes the stars.



Blood beats awayScreen Shot 2018-09-01 at 14.58.34 the dreams

of love, life and music,

storm days are coming.

We will never eat apples

in the garden.

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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.

28 thoughts on “We will never”

  1. Well done Jane! A little bit with sadness, but dont worry the Oracle will be back soon. It has vacancy in Greece (Delfi), and will fly back with beginning of school. 😉 Have a good, sunny weekend. Michael

      1. I’ve just read it. It’s so different in tone to the despairing message she sent me. I don’t know what it means, but I suppose we can’t share the same life every day 🙂

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