Purple's Platitudes

nothing but words …

her eyes

12 April 2014



I’ve forgotten,

middle names,

dates, details,

I don’t retain,

but one thing

that doesn’t change:

her eyes.


The way,

she always seemed

to see

beyond, wherever

we, between,

felt stranded,,


I should have tried,

but who am I,

to hold on,

selfishly confine,

that otherness which

she defined

as falling off the edges.


Some things, yes,

I do forget,


two worlds


she always saw,

where she would fall,

which I never glimpsed

at all …

in her eyes.



(written for Kellie Elmore’s FWF)




12 April, 2014 - Posted by | Poetry |

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