The Gaping Rooms Shriek

The Gaping Rooms Shriek

30 June 1997

The Gaping Rooms Shriek

I’ve washed folded and put away
Rearranged a few shelves
Filled and emptied the dishwasher
Read the paper
Glanced at the crossword
And still the hollow house
shrieks - for you
the gaping rooms
refusing to let me be
in what was – until this morning – ours
Even outside
The dying light
Conjures you among carrots, roses, garlic
Denying any of it
Is there for me
Alone
An Cala – the haven – fat chance
Another death – another resurrection
Only then will our place
Become my place
letting me be here
alone

30 June 1997 leaving for the MV Snow Delta


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