Sunday, August 14, 2011

Silence for One Single Impression


“Where am I sleeping tonight?”
my father-in-law asks.

“At your place.”
“I don’t know where that is.”

“I’ll take you over, Dad.”
“Oh, okay.”

We’re sitting at the picnic table
with friends eating baby back ribs

fresh corn-on-the-cob, salad,
and cornbread. “Where’s your

mother, now?” he inquires. “She’s
in the hospital, Dad.” “Oh, darn.

Are we going to visit her tonight?”
“Tomorrow.” “Okay. Where

am I sleeping tonight?” “At your
place on the hill.” “Do you know

how to get there?” “Yes, I’ll
take you over.” “Will your mother

be there?” “No, she’s in the hospital.”
“Are we visiting her tonight?”

After supper, they leave and two
friends and I ride to the beach

to watch the full moon rise
in the lavender sky. We stand

on the brown sugar sand
as silence pours over us.


Heaven said...

This is beautiful and heart tugging...

And I also like the picture. You painted the last scene beautifully ~

totomai said...

heartbreaking. all i can hear is the waves on the picture you posted

Giggles said...

Linda your poems always leave me gob smacked with emotion! Also brings up memories with my moms stepfather who live with us for six months. Mom did everything for him, as we repeatedly answered the same questions all day long. Wow....I am silenced in thought!

Hugs Giggles

ρομπερτ said...

this moved me much !

daily athens

swapnap said...

i could see the lavendar sky, full moon, brown sugar sand and feel the silence too. Wonderful.

gautami tripathy said...

I am moved by it...

dead woman returns

Ramesh Sood said...

You have poured your feelings and emotions so well..I wonder if this could be imagination..has to have come from deep touching..

Patti said...

Heart tugging and breaking for sure. Your interpretation is dead on and a very real take on silence. Thanks for sharing.

Rathnashikamani said...

Silent but exploding emotional expressions!

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

brilliant word flow.
the imagery is breath taking.

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

invite you to share a Haiku or a poem of your choice to poets rally week 51 today.

a free verse or a haiku is welcome.

keep up the excellence!

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