Elegy for Lisa

A shooting star
piercing darkness
an artist
painting a way out
ʻōhiʻa rising from lava
flowing onto the page
raging against the dying
of the trees
shouting, “We hold the keys
to unlock the clouds”
and I could see the forest
in your eyes
and though the earth
still dries
I will water you
into tomorrow
nurturing these seeds
and rejoicing as new life
breaks through the soil
and reaches for the sun.

Your work, sister
has only just begun.


About soitgoes1984

I live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean in the Hawaiian Kingdom which is currently illegally occupied by the American government. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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