for weeks our sun
lay hidden, inside
rain and obscurity

fragmented and forgotten
she lunged piercing
tree leaves penetrating

mountain tips and cutting
cutting fine each
new stem of rice

banana leaf torn
and palm trees
shred like ribbons

above the cane
inflorescence and tassel
all we had forgotten

to now simmer
in a broken mirror
(brown water)

and reflect her
her hot face
back unto herself

© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine

  • Daily Prompt: Simmer
  • I’m part of Post A Day 2017
  • Location: Pilar, Capiz (Philipppines)

rice fields in the Philippines

2 responses to “Sunlight”

  1. Rowena McGregor Avatar

    Hi Melinda J., I loved this poem and wrote a response:

    1. Melinda J. Irvine Avatar
      Melinda J. Irvine

      I was thrilled to see your poem, the sun reaching her full power …