not knowing she is atheist
he sends up a prayer
through air and ether to heaven
for the girl across the water
who now must be dead or near
whose spirit felt close last night
as if she hovered to read
a poem I could not write
An sequence of attempted Crystalline couplets, submitted for (and the form explained at) dVerse FormForAll — Couplets for the New Year — but I am still caught in this present ending.
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