Come experience the longing feelings of absence combined with the joyful hope and yearning of a return in Jane’s – Abscense: Erased!
For today’s NaPoWriMo prompt.
I watch you go, pull out of sight
along thenarrow, leafy road
where nothing stirs except thegentle
flutter ofthe timid birds.
I watch you go while nothing stirs,
no breeze, no bending creaking boughs;
a rustle in last year’s dead leaves
the only sign that life still breaths
though out of sight, heartbeatsaway.
Mute and motionless, I stand
in the roadway silentnow
and empty, waiting for the dusk,
the steady lowering of the sun
that marks the timeuntil the leafy
narrow road will bring you back.
I watch you go, become a tree,
so still the blackbird starts his song
and weaves its honeyed thread about
the hawthorn blossom’s putrid scent.
Absence shrinks the heart as dry
as last year’s shrivelled fallen leaves.
I watch the road,
the flutter of dead leaves,
mute the dusk,
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