destiny sown

a violin
with frayed bow
plays in the distance
every third note
squeals off key
as the sky darkens
above
the birds fall silent
In the trees
upon the eaves
along
the lone gravel road
a weathervane squeaks
in higher urgency
as it begins spinning
swirling bits
of trash
leaves
grass
whip into a frenzied
interpretive dance
in the howling gales
the first fat drops
of precipitation
like frozen knives
dart
against the cracked windows
of the eerie farmhouse
tapping upon the glass
like an unwanted visitor
as the lights go out
the world plummeted
into pitch black
the violin strikes notes
faster
faster
still off key
like the plucked heartstrings
of tumultuous ache
skipping across
the day
plunged into night
the unblinking eyes
of the birds
remain transfixed
on the top left window
where a curtain
sways
the only sign
of life.

he opens his eyes
to feel
the dull throb
of loss
the void within
that threatens
to crush him
into paste.

slowly
the world comes
into sharp focus
the violin
his strained heart beat
pounding
in the pit of anguish
where her memory
once lay.

alone
as the storm
from his dream
pounds against the windows
of the cathedral
to her
he painstakingly created
the farm
they would never have
the love
left to languish
in the infertile fields
of destiny sown.

2 thoughts on “destiny sown

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s