Sunday, September 06, 2020

A Little Love / Chorus (On)Line

wait and know the coming / of a little love ~ Carl Sandburg


Beginning is quiet

a blink, a tap, then waking

our eyes, the screen, and yearning


I think about people 

we used to know, used to date   

how we lost them to love and--fate  


How we used to see them 

now and then in waning memories / 

when tagged in other people's new stories.


I hug care's sharp blade

through tongue and thoughts

histories, our hearts; hear it whistle


where they're not, no return

Why? Asking did the virus happen--

Are they ghosts? Are they ghosting?


2 comments:

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Haunting poem.

maya said...

<3 <3 Thank you! Did I leave this on microblog Mondays?