This poem is spillover from the September 18, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from redsixwing
. It also fills the "native" square in my 9-30-18 card
for the Fall Bingo fest. This poem was sponsored by a pool with ng_moonmoth
, and janetmiles
. It belongs to the Big One
and Iron Horses threads of the Polychrome Heroics
series. It follows "The Hearts They Leave Behind
" and "A Sacredness in Tears
," so read those first or this won't make much sense.
Warning: This poem contains some intense topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. It includes rebuilding after an earthquake, Joseph discovering that his sister is alive and feeling flattened with shock, sudden unplanned travel, emotionally fraught conversations, finding out that She Walks in Mist can't simply leave Yellowstone, surprise new boyfriend, language differences, and other challenges.
If there are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before moving onward.( Collapse )