'the light pierces the willow leaves' and 'our happiness'

the light pierces the willow leaves

and caresses my shattered spirit

into oblivion

the voices of angels are calling me

far and away -

a journey of enchantment and bliss

that i would embark upon

were it not

for my craving of your touch



our happiness

is now

a fading

yellow photograph


our home -

an island floating


in the skies

of yesterday


our love -

a butterfly

flying too close

to the sun

forever haunted

by the unspoken




Gönul Mustafa

Gönul Mustafa is from Romania, and her poems in English can be read on Instagram/ twitter: @gonywrites


Edited for Unlikely by Jonathan Penton, Editor-in-Chief
Last revised on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 22:12