#Writephoto ~ Soar #Poetry

Thursday photo prompt: Soar #writephoto

Image by scvincent.com

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a sky full of dark, stormy clouds against which four large birds are silhouetted in flight.


Dark clouds
Dark fallen angels
Painted by my father
Locked for weeks inside his studio
I would leave food outside
Never see it vanish
Empty plates returned the same way
As if by magic
My father had become invisible to me
All but his voice.
Like the four horsemen
Let these black winged creatures
Enter our world
Hearing his voice this way
Gave me the chills.
Could my father be
calling evil into the world?
After he died, mother said
We should burn it
Send whatever thoughts he had
Back to where they came from.
I could not.
The painting hangs in my studio
Where I hear my father’s voice
As I paint dark clouds…

©anitadawes 2020

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