Staring at this dirt

decaying limbs of twigs

wrap around his

weathered sneakers

His bluffing figure

folds to the ground

shoveling the soil

searching for something

searching for anything

Torquing his head toward the sky

he surrenders to the horizon

a cloud weeps melancholy

that soaks his skin

that saturates the soil

before him

 

Opening his eyes

his dammed despair

a forgotten reservoir

releases streams

relentless tears

down his face

 

 

Through his

sodden stare

stands a single sunflower

shedding its

last petal

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