19 November 2008

Leaving

leaving

I’m doing it wrong
I know this instinctively
a surety borne of deep-rooted
indigence
this place is you
from carpets to tiles
paint on walls and decorations
silky-oak cupboards filled
with munificent memories
shelves over-flowing

you are the house
which is our home
leaving takes 
even 
that away

my tears
tell me what
I cannot say -
so, leave if you must
but please, don’t go... © 19 November 2008, I. D. Carswell