‘Shrouded’, Jennifer Bushroe

Illustration © 2019 Valeria Vitale



 [ Unravelling, © 2019, Valeria Vitale ] I am still
waiting
      for the sea to send you back
hoping
      for proof you are sinew and bone
and not the haze of a man
I barely recall after
twenty
long
years

I am still
hounded
      by suitors
betrayed
      by servants
I cannot
bide my time
so I
weave my time
instead

I am still
creating
      with each sun
unraveling
      with each moon
a burial shroud for your father
It might as well
be
my
own


© 2019, Jennifer Bushroe

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