Ancient Garden

by Rachel M. Patterson

The ancient garden looks dead tonight,

Darkness feeds it with her poison,

It hums with ossified future light,

A light the now appears frozen.

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The promise of a flame in the morning,

Hypnotizes the wandering mind,

A ghosted tree heeds it’s warning,

The gruesome remains scar the blind.

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The wiry leaves once so green,

Frame ragged hearts unseen.

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My eyes are weary with regret,

That Eden fell twice or more yet.

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