Before the Fall

Before the Fall

A star winks

As evening spills dark

And tender

On the grass.

Guitar chords sung by lamplight

Stroke my hair in bed.


Shelley K. Davenport

Shelley K. Davenport lives and writes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has had flash fiction pieces published by Everyday Fiction and the Eastern Iowa Review, as well as a short story in the upcoming COLD HARD TYPE anthology, “Escapements."



  1. Lovely imagery of the slow fall into sleep. Some beautiful pictures and sensory you've incorporated here.

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