weathering the bones

In the summer edition of hedgerow (#128)

weathering the bones of silence stone chapel bell

stone chapel moss




Slowly, I come to.

First fingers. Then arms, legs and toes.

From somewhere a torso appears, topped by a head.

The pain takes a little longer to arrive.  But when it does
the body is gathered in a cocoon of ringing muscles and
tightening skin.

Eyelids flicker.  Hands reach for water to wet a dry mouth.

The sun continues to rise.
moth trap
I beat my wings
into the void

(Bleached Butterfly #1)