Windflower | Teen Ink


December 11, 2022
By RH GOLD, Sammamish, Washington
RH GOLD, Sammamish, Washington
19 articles 12 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
keep calm and stop being lazy.

In the silence of dusk

I persist alone.

   Who will remember?

   Who will return?

Wind swirls up dust

carrying it through broken windows

of what used to be a home

ringing with laughter.

Now grime and frost settle on

rotting hardwood floors.

Cobwebs collect in the fireplace that

once blazed on cold winter nights.

   Nobody will remember.

   Nobody will return.

Time ticks on incessantly,

and memories drift.

Even my fragile bloom

awaits its time to depart.

But my fragrance still lingers

faintly in the wind—

   For whoever remembers.

   For whoever returns.

The author's comments:

The white anemone flower is named after the Greek word for “wind” and is often referred to as “windflower.” Like the wind which comes and goes, the flower is associated with emotions experienced in various seasons of life, particularly despair and abandonment.

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