Chimera

Chimera

by Fabrice Poussin

Old man on a rocking chair, swinging,
sleeping.

Resting,
flashes of a past that never was, ahead.

A glimpse into a future without return,
wishing.

Thinking,
too late for the dreams never reached.

The girl of eight laughs in his ear, singing
Dancing.

Tossing
the baseball, the brother of ten warns.

At two scores and more, she is beauty,
caring.

Loving,
gazing to the old man of the rocking chair.

She smiles, sparks in her eyes reach him,
longing.

Dying,
a last vision of a reality only imagined.

 

Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and dozens of other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review and more than 200 other publications. 

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