Night Blossoms

Night Blossoms

night spreads across the sky
like a bruise
in so many shades of plum

too soon blessed
darkness hides the hurt
& cicadas mask the crying

another day
swallowed up by midnight blue
& stone pits littering the floor

a monsoon of new fruit
opening the doors to dying stars
rejuvenating in bitter juice

before dawn opens weighted eyes
to see the garden dream’s demise
& the rotting cores fading to yellow

(May 29, 2018)

Photo by Susanne Jutzeler, suju-foto

Published by Jennifer Patino