09 October 2010



Tonight I miss you
tears are just a blink away
robust thoughts of you which
kept an emptiness at bay
have fallen short too easily
and hopelessness

I know you’d say
I need a focussed way
outside myself by caring less
and being more in tune
with other vibes but I
am deaf without
your ears

Habit surely
weakened what had made me
strong and fears of insufficiency
prolong a pain I must endure
because you’re gone –
tonight has simply played
that tune again
© 2 March 2010, I. D. Carswell