ASHES

ragged flag

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down today.
Nothing gold can stay.

Nothing Gold Can Stay
~ Robert Frost

ASHES

The world died

So young

And then vanished

Like love

And only left the

Words behind

In its wake

That in the light

Only the dead can see

In the dark

___________

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