Wrong Question

Photo: CA Hawthorne
Photo: CA Hawthorne
"What's happened to you?"
he asked,
without looking her way,
while avoiding the gray.
If he knew what she knew about herself
he wouldn't have to ask
for the first time.

If he'd taken a moment
to know the person he'd married,
he'd see her present
and not her past.
The question he was asking,
the one he avoided about himself,
was the first and last.

©July 2019, March 2023
Christina Anne Hawthorne

About Christina Anne Hawthorne

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
This entry was posted in Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s