MARBLES

11 February 2015

SOFTLY

Slowly, softly,
Love died
An ending 
Resembling notes
Of a mournful sonata,
The bleaker notes of lament

Hollow echoes in an angry landscape
Is spent love
Useful as a pocketful of broken violin strings:
This one snapped during practice.
This one? 
I can’t remember why this string died.

I hold on to broken things.
In its hiding place
My white embroidered cardigan,
A gift once best loved
Now out of vogue
The pockets filled with broken violin strings.


Hours evolving into
Uncounted years
Seasons flying or crawling
The act of living

I wait for the courage to sever
Each unbroken string.