#writephoto prompt : Silver

 

Silver is the color of ruined dreams.

Shining granite hills carved to make a road.

Taking love for granted, unable to understand

why our silver candelabras were shattered

by step-children angry at our happiness.

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Silver is the color of thinning hair

surrounding the reflection of an aged face.

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Silver is the color of fillings useless

in teeth destined for extraction, portents

of youth squandered on white lies and wishes.

We learn too late to fear the dark clouds

framed as dreams with silver linings.

 

© Joelle LeGendre