I sent you this photograph, a painting and a poem for your birthday.
With no response I offer it to other hearts to find encouragement.
A present for you, though
you are gone from my life:
Window towards the future.
A birthday offers promise
beyond the trees.
Leaves clink in the wind,
mist is upon your jacket,
smell rainfall of the past.
Sing health, happiness and prosperity.
Believe in your plan and take each day
a joyful syrup of achievement.
Poem/ flash fiction in response to Story Dam