A moment or two before (a poem)

Nothing deep—just one of those small moments.

Waiting
in an empty space
surrounding remnants
of other people
I used to be

Trees
watch through the open door
keeping quiet
in the breeze
as they always do

Timetables
bend in at the corners
so we can see
the edges
but not what lies beyond

A little shiver while I wait
keeps me awake

No, sir—
I’m not sleeping

(19 November 2019)

 


 

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