The empty chair, in sharp silence

I can deal with and compensate for


Glancing stares out a near window

Oft forgetting that, I shouldn’t expect

To see your smiling image out there


My amnesic mistake, calling your name

As I enter a room- that is now barren

Can have a sobering affect to a heart


The painting easel and its blank canvass

Lacking those perfectly placed colors

Of life, you re-imagined so masterfully

By painstaking hands, I can re-imagine


Those are the times I write the utmost

Precious words of my heart, paperlessly

Because they’re spoken without thought


But our bed is the coldest place of all

Not because it lacks your warm body

But because your resounding heartbeats

Is what made all the difference… for me


Poet of the Light © 2020


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