Absence

When
stupidly I ran on

through
the arrows

of
events,

and
stumbled

home

into
this old room

in
winter,

a
note in the failing

light

half
slanting on

the
table

told
me

you
weren’t

coming
back.

Laurel, Poems of Love, Loss and Rivalry, ISBN 978-1-902086-16-3, 106 pages, $6.99, available from Amazon.