When we have left the room

PM00000050000001730 15: 2012 § Leave a comment

When We Have Left The Room

by Stephen Knight

our younger selves will stay

behind, haunting the blind

doorways and shelves on which we let

ash from a final cigarette

buckle in the crash.

 

Then, flies begin

knocking on doors

the spiders spin

and rust explores …

Still, they’re happy

where they are,

waiting patiently

as books–

 

abandoned there for good

(the boys and girls we were)

they make no noise … Well,

nothing we can hear.

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