Until the last moment

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A lifetime of chipped mugs ago,
I held onto hope rising through
the snow, which had fallen like
swan feathers.

I knew not that sleep descends
with the promise of you waiting
as a poem dipped into darkest
sighs while time and world slip
away into abyss of desire.

 

Poem credits: ‘Somewhere Down‘ by runaway sentence.
(Photograph taken by a friend last year)

Posted for Poems in April @ Real Toads

44 thoughts on “Until the last moment

  1. Cressida says:

    Absolutely loved this wistful engimatic poem. A mood spinner evoked by the music and pic. A lifetime of chipped coffee mugs ago is an inspired phrase. A keeper. The pic? UK?

  2. Jim says:

    Desire raises through the snow but fulfilment is lagging behind. Nice, Sanaa, it reminds me of the Rolling Stones song “You can’t always get what you want but if you try sometime you find you get what you need.ā€ ..

  3. Kim M. Russell says:

    A short poem for you, Sanaa, but full of memorable lines. I love:
    ‘A lifetime of chipped mugs ago’
    and
    ‘with the promise of you waiting
    as a poem dipped into darkest
    sighs’.

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