Saturday, November 24, 2018

A Land He Thought He Knew, Part 1 (Day 675)


On a mission 
to a land he thought 
he knew like the back 
of his hand, where 
he tried to convert those 
whose wisdom predated his 
grandmother’s 
grandmother’s 
grandmother, 
he met a woman 
dressed in a shade of blue 
that reminded him of 
the hyacinths in his mother’s 
jewel-like garden, 
how those tender daggers 
pierced the Earth’s frozen crust, 
striving toward the bounty 
of sunlight entrusted 
upon them by spring… 

(c) 2018, by Hannah Six
Image: adapted from a photo by 
fdecomite (CC BY 2.0) via Wikimedia