Maja’s Vanitas

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Maja’s Vanitas

In porphyry tables her reflection passes
No one to hear her songs or sighs
Flowers explode and wither on surfaces

Coating the inlaid marble with pollens
She lights seven tapers struck in time
To the rhythm of the cajón’s beating heart

The archway leads to a hot green ocean
Where days are swallowed by tides and spume
Dream here a while in sussurating embraces

The bone pavilion glints out at sea.

 

Veronica Aldous 2016 All Rights reserved

 

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About Veronica Aldous

Writer and artist, Veronica is a lecturer is Fine Art and Creative Writing. Her first book of poems, 'Moon Cinema' is now available on Lulu.com. Now there is also 'Mortal' her second book.
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