Friday, May 20, 2011

Divorce Poetry Part 3

Again, rough and more free versey and conversational than what I usually write.


I turn a key to a door
that no longer leads to you.
The paint chips around the panes
dirt and webs crowd each corner.

Our home was bright--
a cheery yellow in a world
blurring around the edges, gray and black.
I hold on to the dreams we shared: a deck
extended for years, a privacy fence for the dog and kids.
But I realize your dreams no longer match mine.

How do I continue to move through this place with these old things,
these trinkets, lost and found.
A mirror, a clock, time
running out and me still here,
thin and frail.

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