via Daily Prompt: Black

Black like her hair shining in the setting sun,

Black like the liner smudged around her eyes,

Black like her dress, looking for anyone,

Black like working under midnight skies,

 

Black like the van that pulls up beside her,

Black like the concrete as they drive away,

Black like the forest, smell of Douglas fir,

Black like his anger and he doesn’t pay,

 

Black like her life, left there among the trees,

Black like evil, who did not listen to her pleas,

 

Black like the pain for her young child,

Black like the memories of how her mother smiled.

 

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