a poem by Jeremy C Kester
It rose unsteady hiding among trees and darkness,
Floating among the turbulent air it passed by,
A reminder of meaning among the lightless sky.
A simple heart-shaped balloon lost in the air.
Aimless, it moved unaware as my car slipped through the evening streets
A child’s lost possession.
And nineteen echoes in my mind.
Nineteen. Repeated like the drum beat of a funeral,
Where love had been forgotten in one.
And in nineteen extinguished like a candle flame.
Yet this balloon passes on, a reminder in cool darkness.
Love is the answer here.
If we only could reach up and pluck it from the air.
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Poem written by Jeremy C Kester
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