Take Time – Jaya Avendel

On nights when the moon

Rises above the trees

Haloed by sunlight

You see your own eyes

In the indigo sky

Draw lines with the tip of your heart

Between the constellations

Dare to turn the stars

To fit your vision

Of the afterlife.


No thoughts of dying

Of being blown away

Like a snowflake on the summer wind


In the presence

Of a million cicadas

Life is eternal


The cicadas crawl over their own

Shed shells. 


You die on a bed of pomegranates 

Split open

Or breathe the scent of jasmine to

The naked ticks of the clock

At the second between

Blackness and dawn

As many times as the moon lies flat in the ocean


Realize every day is the afterlife

Realize it is now. 



Jaya Avendel is a writer living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where she dips her pen into the inkwell of fantasy and prose. She writes at ninchronicles.wordpress.com

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