#NaPoWriMo – Day 24: “Turning”





Turning // by Jennifer Patino


She sits at the same window
and watches the wild world
turning, turning

Her hair is coarse, flecked with ash grey,
snowflake obsidian,
it’s turning, turning

Inner youth cries for loss,
a girl in her prime, unloved,
yearning, yearning

Every day that passes
is a plethora of honest mistakes,
she’s learning, learning

Her heart never had a chance
to break, mend, or grow cold,
it’s burning, burning

Her hands have become like dried wood,
hollow, stained with newspaper ink,
from ages of turning, turning





7 thoughts on “#NaPoWriMo – Day 24: “Turning”

  1. I don’t always have the time to comment, but I’ll say this: you write insightful poetry, PKD. Thanks for the interesting and thought-stirring words. This poem is a song, just needs a light re-touching.

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