Futile Tomorrows

It is cold here
and damp


my mind

peering in vain

dark air
choking in

the bare wood
scratches my skin

reminding me I’m alive

cascading tree branches

enveloping tentacle-like
cradling hope and dreams

yet strangling
any attempt
of ever reaching them


Fine liner and pastel on Handmade paper

Fine Liner and Pastel on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2014

The above poem and drawing is in response to fellow wordpress blogger Leanne Cole‘s post “A Photo that Inspires” – Leanne is a photographer and occasionally posts a photo she asks writers to respond to… I have participated in her photo response posts previously here and here.

You can check Leannes blog out and the original image that inspired my poem and drawing, and other poets/writers who have responded, here.


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