Asking Why

A whisper that brushed my skin

Like wind in my hair.

A touch I’ll always remember

I thought I’d find you there.

Mist on the lake by moonlight

Gone like a sigh.

I hold tight with my heart

The memory, asking why.

Copyright ©2017 Penny Wilson


About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 by Z Publishing and in the Poets Quarterly published by Prolific Press in Spring/2019. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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16 Responses to Asking Why

  1. aisforanzal says:

    Love this!
    It’s very darkly romantic

    Liked by 1 person

  2. aisforanzal says:

    Love this!
    Its very darkly romantic


  3. The age old question- Why. This is beautiful Penny.


  4. So evocative. Just lovely!


  5. WaltPage says:

    Very touching piece. Beautifully sad. ❤


  6. Linda Mims says:

    Haunting! Beautiful!


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