too much (to bear)

Inspired by the phrase ‘But you are not there’, from the poem ‘Madonna of the Evening Flowers’ written by Amy Lowell.

This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project

the chill
that touches
around my shoulders
is
a clue

the weight
within the silence
is another

I make a noise
opening the door
but the quiet
dominates my sounds

I look around
momentarily
to find you

but the hallway
is a chasm
filled
with emptiness
distilled

I look around
again
to find you

you’re not there

you are
somewhere away
in sydney

somewhere beyond
the dividing range

when you said
you would be gone
a few days
it didn’t seem like
such an age

but you’re gone
away
to sydney
and
this silence
is

too many minutes
too many hours
too many
days
and
just too much

you are coming
home
on the evening flight

and the house
is waiting

and the bears
are waiting

and the silence
waiting

and for this bear
it is just
too much

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