last in line

atlas spread

I track your worldly route

across countries better weathered 

none wintered like here at present

a season you always considered to be

the soul damaging time of year

with its gloomy marriages to ice, snow and arctic winds

that for you would not divorce those

kind of mind injuring partners soon enough

so different from the tropical countries

you are driving through today

blue-skied, sun-beamed, excessively.


Does thinking of me if you think of me at all

help feather the nest of your ignorant decision to see to your needs first

as I occasionally stand here house coated

looking out through the warm hand thawed portholes of frosted windows?


or as I occasionally sit

becoming the best of friends to log crackling flames

becoming the worst of enemies to your careless absence. 

◄ Aesop's inspirations

age disbeliever ►


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Raj Ferds

Sun 11th Aug 2019 08:17

The 'arctic winds' were no match for the warmth of emotions that flowed through this entire piece. It's like being wrapped in a cloak of comfort and compassion.

Yes, I'm back Rose and I picked this one out of random.
Raj xx

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Adam Rabinowitz

Tue 6th Aug 2019 18:52


Am very much enjoying reading your poems. As a non-fan of extreme winters...this line

the soul damaging time of year
with its gloomy marriages to ice, snow and arctic winds

was a great one. I'm new here so fun discovering so many talented folk.


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Rose Casserley

Fri 2nd Aug 2019 16:03

wow jen' you are doing me proud today which deserves the biggest of thank's I can give.

-and the best of my regards.

Rose ?

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jennifer Malden

Fri 2nd Aug 2019 15:57

Really liked this one. Very original use of words - better weathered -
wintered - soul damaging. How well I know those 'ignorant decisions to see to their needs first'!

Great writing. Jennifer

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Rose Casserley

Fri 2nd Aug 2019 15:10

and Keith, how much needed and necessary are opinions that I am so very thankful for, like yours.

Rose ?

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keith jeffries

Fri 2nd Aug 2019 15:00


Such an interesting poem in which you have carefully chosen the way you wish to express your true feelings. This I like

Thank you

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