Tail Clouds

Tail Clouds
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She walked too fast. Beside the wall of stones
the trail grew dim and then the rain appeared
as though from nowhere. Hail fell like bones
then decomposed into the mud. I feared
the distance thrown between us, feared the lost
footsteps, the broken words we cast against
the ground. Above me clouds turned dark, the cost
of desolation manifest, condensed
into a fundamental violence. She flees,
I follow. This is how the story goes—
the useless drugs, the obstinate disease
that wins again, again, until it blows
us both apart. And yet, I follow, still
sanguine despite the wet, the wretched chill.

One Response to “Tail Clouds”
  1. Reblogged this on The Daily 400 and commented:
    Part four of “Cloud Studies,” a sonnet sequence, by Christine Klocek-Lim.

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