16 April 2009

Emptiness

emptiness1 

he sees the house
as courtesy he must avoid
out in the open air
there is a chance to
dull an omnipresent
ache

indoors
expectancy still
fills an empty space
wherein her presence clings
pointlessly reminding him
she’s gone away

to stand alone and
face the last mistake
to bear the bleakness
of its consequence
still burns
his burdened soul
© 20 December 2008, I. D. Carswell