If Only She Had Stayed

122

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Esther dreams of a period filled
with gauzy comings and goings,
she has a vision of two little girls,
 how many years ago?
pajama clad ,nestled on the floor
the tv tuned to jackie gleason,
some kind of tribute show.
one sister has to leave
going by subtle degrees,
creeping away like a hermit crab
crashing into another world
leaving behind an empty shell,
and her only sister.
 no one had the power
to persuade her to stay,
not Esther, not anyone,
 and before she leaves,
she carefully opens up
a hungry space in Esther’s heart.

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For The Sunday Whirl ‘#122’

For Poets United ‘ Pantry’

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32 thoughts on “If Only She Had Stayed

  1. and before she leaves,
    she carefully opens up
    a hungry space in Esther’s heart.

    If one needs to go, at least ensure possibility of meeting again. And she did ensure ‘by opening space in E’s heart’. Hopefully they meet again! Nicely Wabi!

    Hank

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