Monday, 3 August 2015

Because my house exploded #2

Carl Ecke
I said goodbye to you
from across an abyss
I stood in the doorway
on solid ground
and you crouched, crookedly
in your hole in the sub-floor
on bare earth, covered in dust and soot
you were cold and silent
silent is not how you were meant to be
not when you were with me
I hadn't known it would be goodbye
that the chasm
opened up when my house exploded
was to be your grave
I didn't realise you could no longer sing
ivory jammed with rubble
broken strings

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