“She’s mad, but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire.” 

― Charles Bukowski

Among the silk grey ashes
a blackened locket lies
filled with eternal promises
of a full and loving life

But when the Santa Anas
lit up the fiery western sky,
all that was left of them
was a heart and chain of
smoldering good-byes

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille Night Ashes to Ashes

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

25 Comments on “Gone

  1. Linda,
    Poignant imagery of love, loss, destruction. Noticed we were both determined to yoke “ash” and “silk” together for this prompt.

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  2. You told a beautiful and tragic tale in just 44 words. I also love the Buk quote. The guy is a genius! He’s like a rough piece of coal in the gutter but oh boy does he burn bright.

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