I saw her

sitting in the corner

she smiled at me



and I exhaled with relief

                She does exist

I smiled back

but a single thought

a whisper       She is extinct

made me doubt my eyes

and when I blinked

she disappeared


© Caitlin Gramley  2019



This poem was inspired by two prompts

I. Tale Weaver – #242 – Happiness  “This week write about your thoughts on the notion of happiness.”

2. Quadrille #88: Extinct ” Write a poem consisting of 44 words, not including the title. There is no specific form or topic required., but your poem MUST contain the given word or some form of the word.”

Who are you?

Those Eyes CC2.0 Photo by Nisha A

Those Eyes CC2.0 Photo by Nisha A

I stare in wonder

Strange eyes

Reflect back at me

These are not the gems

I remember



No spark left

What happened?


Submitted for #FireryVerse