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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Post Haste


Birds are barking at my morning window.

What do they want of me?

I’m up! Albeit begrudgingly.


I sit, knees stuffed into this ridiculously small desk,

sipping black coffee, nibbling dry toast, thinking of you… 

You bought this piece of doll-house furniture, in love with its roll-top. 


Only you, only you. 


Why do I choose to breakfast here rather than on the perfectly good table? 


Oh, you know. It’s because I miss you so.

Do come home post haste, won’t you?

I think the birds miss you too

and that’s what they’re on about

outside my morning window.



19 comments:

  1. Indeed, sometimes it is nice to know that natural creatures have the capacity of missing as well! Kind of poignant thinking of the scene from that perspective.

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    1. Hi Mary. Thanks for stopping by. What if even the inanimate can miss? Like my car misses me when I don't drive for a while... :)

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  2. How one can attach an object to a loved soul when apart.

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  3. I think we find ways to cope when we really miss someone... maybe we notice the birds... lovely longing.

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    1. longing yes. hey man thanks for being here.

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  4. I enjoyed the conversation here: Alone and not alone, there's always so very much going on while waiting for the return.

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  5. Lovely to have someone you feel this way about. Love the birds barking!!!!!

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    1. Well Sherry, I don't. At the moment. But it is lovely, isn't it? I hope to feel it again someday. For now, I can imagine...

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  6. Oh, you know. It’s because I miss you so.
    Do come home post haste, won’t you?
    I think the birds miss you too

    When one misses a loved one it is good to get a sympathetic ear from another living thing. They might not even realize it!

    Hank

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  7. Oh this is absolutely exquisite writing here, Meester :) we do tend to miss our loved ones when they aren't near. Loved the bit about the birds going on about it outside the window. I believe it too ❤️


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. Thank you thank you Sanaa. Please, call me Uttley. :)

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  8. Missing someone is agony especially if you know they are not coming back.Very sweet poem.

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  9. Oh yes, so real, and I love the birds at the end.

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