I’ve been carrying your shade around
and I think I need to apologise.
I’ve been keeping you closer these days,
tucked between my umbrella
and the notepads,
near the bottom of my handbag
like a half empty pack of tissues.
From time to time I dig you out,
just to turn over our last conversation,
re-read the second hand messages,
remind myself that you’re gone.
I still don’t feel like you’re gone.
I wonder when I will?
I’m a little late to the party for Tuesday Poetics, yesterday turned into something of a manic day with an emergency shoe shopping trip after work, but more about that at the weekend.
The prompt this Tuesday was the word ‘shade’. You can take it anyway you like but the word shade had to appear in the prompt.