Image for the poem    Explaining to a leaf.... [freeverse]

  Explaining to a leaf.... [freeverse]

     ~ loneliness ~       
   Winds stalk me,        
   leaves tremble at my approach …        
   they are frightened        
   of the cold that follows.    
   In hushed, rustling whispers,        
   as I pass, they ask,        
  “Why is it you are not afraid?”        
   Un-answering, my feet march on,        
   trodding on their fallen brethren,        
   lovers, sisters, and friends ...        
   why bother with answers.        
   Would they understand?        
   How do you explain to a shivering leaf        
   that the cold can’t be as bad        
   as waking up tomorrow,        
   finding it’s become        
   as lonely today as every day        
   is going to be,        
   what it’s like        
   finding the same empty bed,        
   with the same lone hair        
   stretched out across your pillow;        
   a single-stranded ghost,        
   the constant reminder        
   that all too often,        
   like seasons …        
   share a kinship of change?        
Written by RichardJ
Published | Edited 6th Jun 2021
Author's Note
When seeking solace, one never knows whom or what they may share their loneliness with.
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