Poetry

From the Terrace

It is as I promised you. This calm night starlit, autumnal warmth, cars on the highway streaming away for Easter, the neighbours screaming each to each, as is their love;   and I ensconced on the terrace, wine in my glass in the silence, the vacuum I have built around me to contemplate with this grace the lights flashing distress on the road, the dog   whining at the end of its tether. The toddler finding her voice, her parents unyielding. But nothing of this invades the cocoon; I hear as in a diving bell gliding into silence.   And…

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