A moment or two before (a poem)

Nothing deep—just one of those small moments.

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

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

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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