Another inspiring image from Sue Vincent!
For visually challenged writers, the image shows a line of leaf-bare trees outlined against a pall of white smoke, brightly lit from within. The shape made by the smoke looks rather like the head of a mythical beast…
The world broke, turned black
One anomaly remained
Light from a new world
I stood witness to the birth of silence
My body ached,
to scream with joy or fear
I knew not which
Managing to let go of the breath
I had been holding
I heard the crackling of the fire.
My eyes filled with smoke
My beautiful vision of a new world
turned to horror at the sudden cleansing
I held on to the feeling, I had witnessed
Something strange within the smoke.
The feeling lingered
as I ran from the flames
Trying to give voice to something new