(For those who mourn).


Good-Byes In The Rain

Standing like breathing statues at a burial
Gray light suffuses the sentinel cemetery trees
Faces back-lit half-cast by the swirling shadowverse
As the rain fell like years drenching clothes to the bone,

Blackbirds stood on movie-set shivering wet branches
Talking like bit-part character actors in some obscure off Broadway play
Out on the roadway a moving van parked, engine idling, waiting
For a woman with a secret map marked, "Routes Unknown"

You turned to me just as last rites echoed into an eternal vacuum,
Like two lovers embracing, we said our good-byes .




Poetry by Chaucer Whethers The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2015-09-26 at 03:07

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Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
Beautiful, a scenery of sadness painted and played to a backdrop
Elle x
2015-09-26


josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
There is a sensitivity and pathos shown here that I have rarely seen so graphically painted
2015-09-26


Anly Stede The PoetBay support member heart!
The heart feels it ten-fold so very profoundly. I find these words very beautiful. Good work.
2015-09-26

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