Sunday, October 5, 2014

Tersha

Tersha wears jeans and a blue shirt--
she is the land in shadow
and the starred sky.

Tersha has cats with flame tails--
she presses her cheek to them;
singing, they go up in smoke.

Tersha's hair is dreamside dark--
to touch it is to sleep on the center line,
smiling under a white moon.
________

for Flash 55 at Real Toads.


18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

mysterious but not scary. :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Each stanza is immediate and evocative - but the last is amazing. What a lasting impression you leave us of this person.

Marion said...

October-licious, Shay. You're a fountain of endless creativity. I envy you. xo

Björn Rudberg said...

She leaves me with an impression of the dark lure of danger.. Esp. That last stanza is haunting

Helen said...

.. does Tersha fear the Fireblossom? I doubt it.

hedgewitch said...

As always, this is full of both sensuality and singularity--plus its own full moon magic, and the brisk breath of an autumn that would love to linger longer, dragged so reluctantly away. Lovely, Shay, and it feels just absolutely natural in length, not one extra or missing word.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is utterly lovely. The starred sky, the white moon. Sigh. Love sleeping on the center line smiling under the white moon.

R.K. Garon said...

Whew! Well done! It swept me away. Thanks!
ZQ

Grace said...

Dreamside dark, so exquisite and I admire specially the last stanza ~

Magaly Guerrero said...

Witchy!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful.

Dani H said...

i think it's lovely!

great song, too.

and, yes, we best fear the fireblossom! innocent she may appear at first glance, but we know what she is capable of!

Marian said...

ah, that center line. not a great place to sleep.

Carrie Van Horn said...

Sometimes our deepest passion is both lovely and dangerous...I felt the braiding of these both in this Shay. Lovely...and I love that song...I have always been a BIG Stevie Nicks fan. :-)

Hannah said...

Love your opening, FB!

Lynn said...

I can just see it!

Outlawyer said...

Lovely. K.

Sara said...

Love the idea of "cats with flame tails..."

A smooth read and a great Flash 55, Shay:~)