Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2011

Time. Unnoticed.

by Kes Ede

Don't talk about life as if I were never here
Stop breathing the heavily emptied words
that tumble confused out of your mouth.
Vocabularisation. Nonsensificant.

Waller warbles from your old vinyl walls
The crumbling magnolia paintwork peels, and falls
on the floor.  Creaking, you dance
Out of sync, out of time.

The muffled love of a mother lost,
and the little boy in his youth accosted
History repeats in emotions framed
Episodes once mislaid, regained

A single tear slips unnoticed down your cheek.
You wipe it away,
Long before we notice.

Added: 19.04.2011

Judges' comments on this poem


Very poignant! I liked 'heavily emptied words'.