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Eudora Welty

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Flowers faded

Flowers faded
ID 88581659 © Sebos | Dreamstime

carry an impress
of a trace 
that lasts

To remind
of a time
when vivid
were the colors

Of cut flowers
and lives lived
and memory's mark
on bleak slates

That cast shadows
of hues
we discerned
but a moment

Were a trick
of the light,
always fading
from our lives.

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