Crossing the Bridge – Dante’s Mind

What would happen if he spoke to the lady?
He could tell her he had loved her for years.
She came across the bridge, her robes fluttering
in silky winds,
and her eyes downcast except for one quick look his way.
And then he had meditated too long!
She was gone, a great stream of gold following
her away.
Tomorrow he would not be here
waiting.
Bridges are easily crossed, easily forgotten.

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About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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