They explored the bridges
of Madison County and each other,
body and soul, to a soundtrack of crickets,
rustling wheat fields, tyres on dusty roads,
and jazz. Days were filled with sunlight,
longing and an evening of candlelight.
Heaven’s persuasion in a bullying downpour
drew her eyes to the truck,
cross swinging from the rear-view mirror,
the man who wanted her so much,
she dropped her grocery bag
and leaped out of the trusty pick-up,
braved the weight of summer rain,
and crossed the final bridge
of uncertainty, to a life
making memories and photographs
that wouldn’t be hidden
in a cardboard carton.
Kim M. Russell, 4th June 2019
Izy’s back with a challenge to shake us out of the ordinary. She says that, from time to time, we fall in love with a great story, but the ending just doesn’t satisfy us, which is why she has challenged us to create poems that rewrite endings that have let us down. They can be from books, songs, video games, TV shows, movies, or any other medium, but they must be newly written and give the endings we wanted them to have.