Walking Nowhere
 

 
Walking Nowhere
(for those we love and all they leave behind)


I never saw you pack your bags
when you went away, leaving
discolored rectangles on walls
where memories were hung,
framed with posterity's gilt... but
I did notice the silence that hung
from coat racks, empty shoes walking
nowhere, and a pillow that fit no one but you.

And I found your 'to do' list but it
said nothing about tossing out the root
beer barrels you loved, putting laughter away
until later, petting the cat even if he isn't
begging, running to Sonic for that last
lemon-berry slushie... and telling everyone
you loved good-bye.

So, you see, I know you never
meant to go but sometimes it isn't
up to us, is it... and I hear that
it's not what you take with you that matters
but what you leave behind when you go.

It must be true because there is so much
of you left here, so much sustained
by dreams and memories... a silent coat rack,
those leftover root beer barrels, that 'to do'
list you never got to finish, your smile,
your smell, your pillow, and some empty shoes
...walking nowhere.


© mdbadgerow 2007
Rev. 2008, 2009, 2010


By Myrna D.

© 2010 Myrna D. (All rights reserved)

 

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