The Echo of What Remains Collected Poems of Wanda Lea Brayton
— Inspired by the poem "Words, Wide Night" by Carol Ann Duffy
this unending shelter
above our heads -
so cool with blue,
this verdant regalia.
Our limbs twined, we reach for refuge
within the turning breath of leaves.
we vie for immortality.
In the dawning of your eyes,
there is transformation;
in descending shadows,
foliage sways within quiet song.