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A writer & her adolescent muse

Throughout the month of April, I am taking part of the annual Ekphrastic Challenge over on The Wombwell Rainbow – hosted by Paul Brooks.

This Challenge is a collaboration between three artists and nearly a dozen writers including myself.


April 5th

Artist John Phandal Law


I remember

A picture that hung on

My Grandmother’s wall

Of a tree on a farmstead

The photograph looked old, weathered

I’d studied it more closely

It was an image of days long gone

A time before my parents

Yet an intense nostalgia swept

Over me

I remember

Asking my grandmother about that tree

Was it still there?

Nay, she said, only its stump remained

That tree, she went on, was known as

The Pioneer – once a celebrated icon

Back in the day

It was already ancient when the territory was clearcut

Who knew what history it saw

Before man stepped…

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