Absent

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The sad yellow kitchen towel

knows that you will not be returning.

It sags with grief, folded into itself.

No longer your footsteps

squeak across the floor

to make the house speak.

I sit in your chair to be with you.

© Alicia Grimshaw 2019


napo2019button1 (1).pngThe National Poetry Writing challenge for today is to write your own sad poem, but one that achieves sadness through simplicity. Click the icon to find out more and connect with others who are participating. Enjoy!
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The Listener

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Can you be

with your own silence?

Walking with yourself

wherever you go

naked

or clothed in words

that warm

or weigh you down.

Will you mirror

a friendly listener

hear your own voice

gently?

© Ali Grimshaw 2019

Shadows in Kauai, Hawaii 2018


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Today’s challenge is to write a poem that ends with a question. This poem was inspired by a fellow blogger, Pragalbha’s post. Thank you for the inspiration. I wrote this after reading her words today, “Being With Myself”