Sentinel Poetry (Online) #37
3rd Anniversary Issue – December 2005
When Trees Bald
He fought through his winter, holding onto
Life through rasping cough and numbing pain
Till spring came with an airy bloom
And a sweet whisper of calming songs
Now autumn beckons with steady hands, to
Where leaves fall, trees bald, and lights
Go out, like torches in the rain.
With this Kwansaba, Fabiyi won the Sentinel Poetry Bar Challenge October 2005
on the theme of ‘Terminal Illness’.