It's the Light's Nature
The light, having a date elsewhere,
pulled out of the scene slowly,
leaving roses, purple and pink,
fading like bruises in its vanishing wake.
Laurel lives and writes in God's Country, La Crosse, WI, where the three rivers meet and the majestic bluffs defied the glaciers. This last year, her poems appeared in Words and Other Wild Things, The Ariel Anthology, Blue Heron Review, and WFOP publications, among others.