Marjorie A. Buettner...


After the Fall

When you are in sudden pain the world shrinks from you and you become a universe unto yourself.
Days pass, the moon and sun move across the sky but you are no longer a part of it;
you have a moon inside you the color of blood and the sun the color of lightning white.
Perhaps this is why my dying aunt refused my hand in those last minutes of her life so long ago....

after the fall all of my sins come back to me

WHCHaibun 2010-02-25

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