Aurea

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Durham family mourns death of 8-year-old, first child to die from COVID-19 in North Carolina

After four days at UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, Aurea Soto Morales passed away June 1 from complications associated with COVID-19.

I have not
seen angels rising
nor skies fall
ing—the vast
veil that portals heavens to
earth is filled with light,

seasonless,
undivided by
space or time.
I have not
become old here, nor remained
young—all is always.

I know things
I have never seen,
riding waves
that travel the
distances concealed between
never and right now.

Love holds me
with mythical wings,
soaring gold,
scattered with
jewels of azure and night–
I can touch the moon.

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Laura, at dVerse, asks us to write about someone who has died, someone we do not know.  “By way of poetic resurrection, we see them live again.”

Aurea as a name for girls has its root in Latin, and the meaning of Aurea is “wind; golden; dawn”

The collage is another of my postcard fictions done for a Jane Dougherty prompt in 2016, which came to my mind after seeing Merril’s Monday Morning Musings photos of light.