Fallen Leaf

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Written on a stack of homework

A house full of memories was taken from me

We stripped it bare until I felt empty

Even though I packed all my things, a part of me didn’t leave

After all, a fallen leaf can’t join another tree

 

On hot summer nights, I miss the winter air

The sun has begun to mock me but the moon just stares

The darkness and silence never mixed well

And time has stopped short like a broken carousel

 

Let me walk for a while, just until I’m home

It’s 1,000 miles but the only thing I’ve ever known

Maybe I’m lost, a sailor stranded at sea

Trapped by the waves surrounding me

 

I feel less like the snake and more like the skin

The vacancy of a full coffin

Nothing is worse than the stubborn silence

Not a whistling kettle or ear-piercing siren

 

The sounds of home still echo within

The slow and constant cry of an old violin

All-consuming but forever distant

A vivid sound but a faint existence


Submitted: October 06, 2020

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Fayren Meric

I am loving your pictures, all I feel is a heart wrenching loss.

Tue, October 6th, 2020 9:59pm

Steven P. Pody

Nicely and hauntingly expressed.

Tue, October 6th, 2020 11:28pm

Peter Abec

I got choked up reading this

Sat, October 10th, 2020 12:04am

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