a timeless ring

May 27, 2012
By ahintofwanderlust BRONZE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
ahintofwanderlust BRONZE, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all of our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.

she wears me upon
her withered hand:
an angel's halo
with no beginning or
end —
she didn't like
or goodbyes
but he brushed away the
drops of jupiter
twinkling on her
promising to
return but it was
just a fool's
and now i am
a memoir of

because he is
dead but he is
not, he is
gone but he is
here, he is
a ghost
alive with
a memory preserved;

she wears me upon
her withered hand:
the crown of a
king lost in battle
and she
grazes me with her
lips and
because soon i
will be a
metaphor and
she will be the

The author's comments:
this was written from the viewpoint of an old woman's wedding ring. the concept of infinity has been tugging at me recently; i think it's fascinating how some concepts and feelings can truly transcend the boundaries of time. even though her husband has died (and she is close to death), their love still lingers.

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