Monday, December 26, 2016

They've Gone: What's Left for Me?

my sons are gone
their partners, grandchild
the friends have gone
and (temporarily) the husband

it's just me left
so very quiet
i am alone, alone
without their presence

feel the silence
bone deep, nothing
beyond my breath
and the ringing in my ears


except for the purr
and the bark
the scratching and clucking
the quacking
the buzzing
the squawking of mynas
harassing the harrier

the stream splashes
down the rocks
the leaves murmmer
at the touch of a breeze
and in the distance
the muffled ocean roars
as it crosses the bar

2 comments:

Multi-tasking Mama said...

I am always impressed by your beautiful poems Cally. I don't know if you realise how good you are, but you have a real way with words which I am so envious of.

Cally said...

Thank you, Lisa. x