19 December 2008

Echoes

distance
you hear them
clear, the ringing in
of echoes neat
of yesteryears that
sing with joy

my ears embrace
those reveries:
though ill at ease
this heart beats still
with gratitude

I quake in
vacant loneliness
of platitudes
while echoes fill
an aching heart
© 6 December 2008, I. D. Carswell