Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "seat of the moon tree"

This poem was written outside the regular prompt calls. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] kengr. It belongs to the Origami Mage series.


"seat of the moon tree"


at garden's center
stone bench under sacred fig
waits for the moonrise

tradition awards
the best student this honor:
seat of the moon tree

this year there are two --
equal in skill and magic --
how will teachers choose?

in the end, nothing:
neither of them is chosen,
no honor given

the two best students
are unready for power
blaming each other

the moon rises and
shines upon an empty bench,
an abandoned tree

origami mage
seeks her own way in the world,
leaving school behind

kirigami mage
does not quite know what to do,
wandering aimless
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