The Moment

The Moment

By Laura Zucca-Scott

The truce finally came

“Now this is the moment:

Good or Bad, I don’t know”

Watching the sunset

Embraced by a faint rainbow

Not far from our temporary home

We waited in silence for a while

Mom looked in the distance

I remember when

Dad refused to cut the apricot tree

“Give it more time,” he said

“Just give it more time.”

And one summer day

After he was long gone

We marveled at the fruits

So abundant and delicate

Under the new rain

We waited for a long time

It was never good again

Not the way we envisioned

Missing someone so much

Never feeling whole

But in time we learned to love again

And hope for a future


By war


About vision791

Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published fourteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at
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