now and then

10378194_275643932625944_3945083716131264479_nnow and then I think of you

as I sit here looking at the empty chair across the kitchen table

now and then I miss you

the absence of you preparing the oatmeal as only you were able


the ready smile upon your lips

what happened to the promise of tomorrow

what happened to the hope unfulfilled

leaping out of my heart as the whispered dish of sorrow


the sun rises each morning

orange red blood like drops of glory

yet I sit here paralyzed in thought

dying like the stagnant pond of algae

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Jane H. Johann      October, 2011           ©2011-2020 Jane H. Johann. All Rights Reserved.
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11 thoughts on “now and then

  1. thefeatheredsleep says:

    I love wistful melancholy like this. So beautiful xxxx

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Gyslaine L. says:

    Johann c’est tellement triste et beau en même temps
    This is so much sad and beautiful in the same time.
    Kisses my friend 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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