Saturday, March 18, 2017

bedrooms (iii)





i have piled some sheets less one/ someone
has died here/ someone has left us/ the
mirror refuses reflection/ windowed chimes
softly dance near tear/ near tears/ someone has left us
to gather their earth/ left us
to purge their promise/ i found a ring yellowed/ a watch faintly pulsed/ photographs
once framed / there still awaits, a closet filled with walking/ a
lamp unlit/ someone has died here/ their watch
will be laid to rest/ - it will stay close
to the ring

bkmackenzie
copyrighted (2017)

4 comments:

  1. very poignant reminders of mortality...a watch...and a ring. The things we wear and those that wear us.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and commenting...bkm

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  2. Well captured. "It" ever returns. "It" ever remains.
    That's where I placed Arlene before she died.

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  3. Martin. So sorry I did not know of your loss...bkm

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