Unfinished Ending

The earth cracks
shifts, slants
Breath stills
Spirit sinks until
all that’s left
is a husk
Life evaporates
like a magic trick
Up in the sky
stars glitter
Sharp pointed teeth
Dying leaves shivering
and rattling
on branches
trying to hold on
It's a gloomy morning here with a cold, steady rain falling. I suppose it's got me in a blue-ish mood. Not all-the-way blue, just a little bit. The current prompt on dVerse Poets Pub is to write a quadrille including the word "shivering". Merril explains that a quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words in any style. Thanks to dVerse for providing a steady stream of great prompts, even though I don't always participate. Click here for other poems written for this prompt.

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