The unwritten diary - a poem
written on getting up alone on thursday morning.
It is Thursday in the diary that I fail to keep
I do not write that I miss her so much
The empty hard rooms echo without her softness, I miss her so much
Discarded slips of underwear all gathered up and gone
from the corner of the room
I find myself starting to speak and then it fades away
sometimes just stops and now
Has slipped into my writing
and sarcasm snarls at reason as care starts to wither
with the first wilting leaves of the pot plants
that I watch dying with a certain satisfaction
I may forget the pen
and hammering at the cold block of plastic keypad
until she comes back
Waiting for the rain
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