Photo Challenge #59, Shadow, May 05, 2015

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You think its him?

Indistinguishable.

He said he would come?

Definitely.

But you believe?

Always.

True to his word?

(Nods).

A fog rolls in, blankets emerge

For the mist brings a cold.

You wrap yourself tight

For not even the warmth

Can stop you shivering.

You’ll hear them first

Their rhymic flapping,

Their monosyllabic squawking

The rush of air as they fly overhead

Seeking the ocean, the calm of the sea.

And you take stock of your own

An empty life devoid of touch

When was the last time you tasted love

So you shift yourself to remove the thought

Remind yourself that this is your lot.

I don’t think it’s him.

Has to be.

I’m sure he’s not coming.

Has to be.

But you hold onto belief.

Have to, no choice.

The sun comes up

Another barren day dawns

You shift a little more

Your mind dreams of what might be

As you look around at what is.

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/photo-challenge-59-shadow-may-05-2015/

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9 Responses to Photo Challenge #59, Shadow, May 05, 2015

  1. Haunting and aching poem Michael, beautifully written

  2. mj6969 says:

    I echo Yves’ sentiments. Aching and haunting – with such powerful flow and choice of words. Truly, a deep sense of longing shines through.

    When was the last time you tasted love / So you shift yourself to remove the thought / Remind yourself that this is your lot.

    The idea of “shifting” it is simply engaging – I sense this person, wrapped for warmth, moving … and it is indeed, powerfully …. well, almost personal, …. intimate. Yes, intimate.

    Brilliant Michael 🙂

  3. Irene says:

    We always ‘dreams of what might be’, we’re dreamers…Love the style, the dialogue with self

  4. Oliana says:

    Oh this is so sad…painfully sad:( should have stopped reading after your other post. But beautifully written. I love your short lines and converations…so much said in so few words. Nicely done, Michael, even if it is sad.

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