Love Poem: White Lily Against Black Background
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Written by: Susan Ashley

White Lily Against Black Background

Piano music plays.
Soft notes emote mid air,
like tear-stung doves they fly 
in atmosphere of fog.
The clouds, they shroud the sky. 

Piano music plays, 
the keys, they seize my blues—
the depth of blue, so vast.
Poetic ivories 
harassed… recite the past. 

Piano music plays.
Dull echoes haunt the halls, 
sonatas without soul.
Since wick and flame lost light
my space inside like coal. 

Piano music plays,
the white noise like a ghost.
My fluid fingers mourn 
in melodies of you —
my rose with thorns reborn.