Flash Friday Fiction

Picture courtesy of Jennifer Pendergast

This photo has such layered depth, the possibilities are many on which path to take. I chose poetry.

Word count: 106

A leaf falls slowly to ground,
the earth turns and
I’m surprised
that this can be the case
without you.

Stars come out,
the moon rises,
the sun does its daily dance
through the sky and still
you are not here.

Once you were the center of my universe,
the sun to my orbit.
I looked to you for all things,
my breath rising and falling in time with yours
all good resting in the hollow of your shoulder.

Seasons slip by and I feel their loss,
wondering how they fall away
while I drift on
sliding away from shore
like a leaf on the tide.

© Erin Leary

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15 thoughts on “Flash Friday Fiction

  1. Dear Erin, This is such a beautiful poem! To me, not all poems deserve a top notch rating – but yours does! Such a loss for the author and it makes a huge impression on the reader. Excellent job of putting the words together to write a beautiful poem that floats on a sea of paper with ink as it’s wind! Lovely, poignant, and just beautiful! Nan 🙂

  2. Dear Erin,

    I have a good memory, but it’s short, however, I must venture to say that Seasons was your best work ever here. Wow. I will be rereading your poem and I think that you should think about submitting it to a poetry site for further accolades/reading by those who know. I only know that it made my heart ache and soar simultaneously. Wow again.



  3. Beautifully done. Needs to be read and savoured. And what wonderful start:

    A leaf falls slowly to ground,
    the earth turns and
    I’m surprised
    that this can be the case
    without you.

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