MAG Poetry Competition 2011 – Shortlisted Poem
Echoes of You
in the rain whispering at my window.
Cats’ paws of wind chasing leaves
in the garden uncovered shadows of your smile
and the nothing around me turned cold.
Last week, light pricking through lace
curtains of air carried smells of sex,
and night, bumping against bricks,
left sounds of your laughter, splintering
the surface of my sleep.
This morning I found beads of dreams
abandoned under the kitchen sink.
I cannot bring myself to tidy them away
so leave them for spiders to play with
and return to my cobwebbed existence.