Melancholy Margo


Melancholy Margo stands at

the window

surrounded by all that

has gone.

Lost in her past she never

moves forward,

the present just tall

panes of glass.

Reflections of was and

shadows of if

confound her hopes and her


Oh, dear Margo just one

breath of faith

would unlock your window of






Words and image by Til Turner 2018

About Til Turner

Til is a writer, artist, and musician living in the Shenandoah Valley. He is an associate professor in the Languages and Literature Division at Northern Virginia Community College and is a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Art with an MFA in Creative Writing. Til has published poems online, has written a teacher's handbook on ESL writing, and he has recently completed his second novel for young readers. Please feel free to visit his instructional website at
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