- Books, Literature, and Writing
Verse: Marble Floor
Tiffany shade hits the rose colored marble floor
And shatters into a million pieces
Of lead and glass across the inlaid map of the world
Perhaps it was spinning
Way too fast
Red lands in Rome
Blue in San Francisco
Yellow in Denver
Shards of Green spread across Europe
Those primary places she’d left her mark.
The wire still rolling
So hollow sounding
Bouncing and spinning
Rainbows all across Asia and Africa
Glittering through the Pacific
Leaving a Green shard on Hawaii as it passed by…
Places she dreamed she’d go
Before the hourglass ran out of time
A loud sobbing is heard once again through the giant room
So cold so large
Tears hit that marble floor like seconds on a clock
Tick tock tick tock tick tock
“Why?!?” she screams.
And the golden hourglass hits the marble floor.
Clear glass shatters across the map
Over every country across the world
Places she’s been, places she dreamed of
All covered now in a fine layer of white sand.
And the empty golden pillar just rolls away
Down the hollow empty room.
The sound of sobbing fills the chilly air
But there isn’t anyone to hear it
Except the girl
And she’s heard it all before
She doesn’t care much for the sound at all.
The next sound someone would hear
if there was
Anyone there to hear it at all
Would be a wooden chair being pushed backwards
Scraping that marble floor and
The padded almost silent feet walking across the floor…
She walks over the mess to the compass north
And laughs as she spins. spins, spins
Making red footprints in the sand
Then falling gently onto the heap
Wondering where in her dreams she will land tonight.