symphony 15 in A major

children with toy guns
chase hours
into premature manhood

from cathedral ceilings
bricks roll down
at irregular intervals

a skeleton of towers
grins through gaps
in stained glass windows
raindrops fall
raindrops fall
raindrops fall
on tin soldiers

in the lead of dawn
mummed mothers
search for herbs
under cold ash

© Aprilia Zank, Ph.D.

View guest contributor Aprilia Zank’s bio HERE

Author:

Jamie Dedes is a Lebanese-American poet and free-lance writer. She is the founder and curator of The Poet by Day, info hub for poets and writers, and the founder of The Bardo Group, publishers of The BeZine, of which she was the founding editor and currently a co-manager editor with Michael Dickel. Ms. Dedes is the Poet Laureate of Womawords Press 2020 and U.S associate to that press as well. Her debut collection, "The Damask Garden," is due out fall 2020 from Blue Dolphin Press.

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