'How do you spell eko?'

'What do you want to know that for?'

'The drawer just spoke to me!'

 




SHE NEEDS FEWER ECHOES

She needs fewer echos in her home.

They invade every nook and cranny,
every drawer when opened speaks;
between pages of every single book
are squeezed emphatic,
rambunctious, demanding sounds.


Her only escape is in the night
when welcomed dreams bring ecstatic,
diaphanous, yet glorious meetings
with the one who planted echoes
as his spirit reluctantly departed.


She speaks his name with such care
gently wrapping her lips around
the letters like baby kisses
so as not to break each dream.


And he? He stands in the doorway
between now and then, here and there,
smiling with his arms open to her...
but is silent for he needs no words -
they have all been left behind.

© Griffonner 2022





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Written on 2022-04-28 at 00:12

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1LFD
She speaks his name with such care
gently wrapping her lips around
the letters like baby kisses
so as not to break each dream....

How pretty is that , so delicate, so full of love.
2022-04-29


Nils Teodor The PoetBay support member heart!
Very well written!
Thanks for sharing,
N T
2022-04-29


one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
I really enjoy this subtle poem of echoes, it resonates.
2022-04-28


AFRODITE STATHI The PoetBay support member heart!
This is so sad but still so beautiful.Stays in mind.And your last line..All the words that are left behind,i think they still follow me,to speak for my part.Loved reading it over and over again.Bravo!!!Great work.
2022-04-28


Alan J Ripley The PoetBay support member heart!
Morning Allen
I need fewer echoes of the past!
Loved reading this
Regards Alan
2022-04-28