Whoosh

The flowers groan with the same heave
and pitch the wind has as it attacks
the wall we built. The wind throws its leaves
at delicate white petals as they fold together—
then they let out a private cry—
a warning that obeys what the world has
already understood: that our white petals
will always be invisible, virginal;
that we will always seem to kneel together
as night succeeds the day; that wind
overblows and bellows; that sea escapes
the beach, swept too clean…
All will listen whilst the water freezes the seasons
on this summer ledge, with winter’s harsh reasons.
All will listen: Whoosh.

Published by extrasimile

define: extra: excess, more than is needed, required or desired; something additional of the same kind. define: simile: a simile is a type of figurative language, language that does not mean exactly what it says, that makes a comparison between two otherwise unalike objects or ideas by connecting them with the words “like” or “as.” The reader can see a similar connection with the verbs resemble, compare and liken. Similes allow an author to emphasize a certain characteristic of an object by comparing that object to an unrelated object that is an example of that characteristic. define: extra: an minor actor in a crowd scene

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