the night he died
frosted stars heaven deep
pulled at her sightline
held her upward gaze
anchored her red-raw eyes
to the brightness of light years
here she saw
the gentle trajectory of his leaving
it seemed to say
he is not lost just sailed away
years on they remain
on a stellar plain
maintenant (French) = now
root: main tenant (French) = ‘hand holding’
Ceinwen lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and writes short stories and poetry. She has been widely published in web magazines and in print anthologies. She graduated with an MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University in 2017. She believes everyone’s voice counts.
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