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’

Mid Summer

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a certain silence

attends the yard

 

 

the birds, knowing

what they know,

 

 

have ceased

their morning song,

 

 

even the trees

are still.

 

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©2013 Wabi Sabi
 

For Poets United ‘verse first -edit to elevate’

Writing compellingly using only a few words, is always a challenge. Turning it into poetry is a miracle.  William Carlos Williams did it with The Red Wheelbarrow, a poem I attempted to emulate.  Comments/Critique??

Future

I have been unable to comment from where I am. I will try to catch up when I have access to my computer again, sometime in the future.

Here are my thoughts on the ‘future’ for Carpe Diem.

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6:50 AM
what is the future?
6:51AM

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facing surgery
an old woman wonders
about tomorrow
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a butterfly
sipping nectar
under a setting sun

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Copyright wabisabi 2013