colin and i facetime

all is as it should be   drinks

on the patio after the day's work is over


colin's grandfather 

is not too deeply engrossed

in his j fenimore cooper to growl a hello


i do miss those live oak hills

the rows of vines

the sunsets   the conversation   the people


speaking with colin

watching his face as he talks about his work

is almost too much


it is too much

but then   tears have a cleansing effect   which is why i called




we say goodbye

when we’ve said all we can say

i listen to rain on the roof   running down the gutters


it’s a beautiful sound   peaceful   yet  

i feel lonelier than ever   rich with heartache and emptiness  

should love hurt this much


is life nothing more

than a slow disappearing act

leaving and losing the people we love most


how can moments which are perfect

pass so quickly

hugs that seem to last forever last only seconds in reality


why do friendships that seem eternal fade

why do love and pain so often walk hand in hand






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Written on 2021-04-23 at 06:51

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Poignant and sadly sweet.

Hans Bump The PoetBay support member heart!
Iíve bookmarked this. The pattern of expression is so natural and human. That is to say itís organic and not contrived. Thank you for sharing this piece.

josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Iím in awe of you ability to bring pathos to this level. Brilliant

Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
Deeply moving and profoundly poignant! I like how the second part of the poem complements the first and acts as a space for philosophical introspection. Of late, we all have been "missing" things we love/cherish. Enjoyed reading the poem, Jim, as always!