Before the silence falls

The thing I wanted to know about–

Sent out texts and calls 

A desperate stop on the bus

Before the silence falls


The light stays on for an hour

Before the power shuts off

You made a gift of a flower

And a handwritten postcard


I bought three ready made dinners 

And cans of soup for lunch

Ready for this summer’s winter 

Getting ahead on the wash


And I signal and stand

Perfectly still 

As the moment folds hours 

Over on itself

◄ Poverty

Broken & Compatible ►


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Robert C Gaulke

Mon 8th Jul 2019 13:14

Cheers, Cynthia.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 8th Jul 2019 11:32

I think this is 'lovely' - an odd word for such a sad subject, but there it is - a kind of 'beautiful'.

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