Wednesday’s Complaint ~ Classic Goth

the marriage of May and her Lover
has left Wednesday (the younger sister)
somehow sullen
in her sad reverie on the bank of the brae
clouded eyes on a cloudless day

“Young one
why do you linger here?
Your sisters are rejoicing,
your mother worries so.”

“When winter comes again,
and it always comes again,
where will these bright things be?”

“Young one
the birds are singing
but when the fields have gone to grain
they will fly or famish.”

“Then why should we be glad?
The leaves will turn to rust
and everything I treasure
will fall away to dust.”

“You’ve been reading
Wuthering Heights again haven’t you?”

Silence
on a golden day
by the moor

“Young one
how is it that the rivers flow to the sea?”

“They just do
water runs downhill.”

“Yes, but
where does the water come from?
How does it get uphill in the first place?”

“It just does. . . .
I guess it evaporates from the seas
and rains down.”

“Then does it not follow
That when winter comes again,
and it always comes again,
that it will be followed by Spring?”

“In winter
where will these bright things be?”

“They shall be asleep.
Sleeping seeds in the cupboard of their Mother.
Not unlike how I remember you
when you were but a gosling.”

“But I don’t want them to die.
It seems so pointless. . .
She’s getting married
and now she’ll just get old and fat.”

“Oh
so that’s what this is all about. . .
Why is that such a bad thing?
Growing old with her Love?”

“Things are. . .
Well, things were good
and now everything is changing
and I want things to be the way they were.”

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Chyfrin the Celtic poet

Artist, Poet, Electrical/Biomedical Engineer, Actor, Playwright, Set construction, Educator, Lover of womankind and single malt scotch

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