The Art of Tetman Callis

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She’s Leaving and Won’t Be Back

August 14th, 2013 · 3 Comments

The old woman of the shoreline
sits in her wheelchair in the sand.
I am leaving soon, she says.
I am leaving in two or three days.
I’ll not be back.

We’re having a party, she tells the young man of her dreams.
Everyone will be there, you must be there.

I can’t come, he says.  He kneels in the sand at her feet,
touches her leg, wonders if she can feel his touch.
I have a previous engagement, he says.

Her eyes are blue, though it’s said by some they once were brown.
She takes his hand.  He whispers to her.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Averil // Aug 15, 2013 at 7:52 am


  • 2 Tetman Callis // Aug 15, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    thank you, averil

  • 3 Ebr // Sep 10, 2013 at 3:24 am

    I adore your poetry. I have not been witring any poetry for a couple of months but I plan to get back to it very soon . I love coming to your blog and reading your poems. They really resonate with me. Thank you so much for your amazing blog. I will be back to keep on reading

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