Andrew Charles Forrest

of life and loss

Of Life and Loss


I met an old friend who said to me

I watched this tap drip, all the time I was with it

I asked him

What did you do

He told me

The plumber said it could not be fixed

He bowed his head and said

I don’t have the tap anymore

I said

Well, that’s one less thing to worry about

I saw a tear splash on the floor and he said

What am I going to do now


  • Fay Slimm.

    Missing life when its imperfect vessel has flown elsewhere makes a touching subject the human aspect to this well-crafted imagery brought me near tears dear friend..

  • orchidee

    A fine write Andrew.

  • Michael Edwards

    This is so so good - into faves and the first for a very long time. I can't say more than that.

    • Michael Edwards

      Actually I can say a bit more - the format is exceptional and it simply reads straight off the tongue. Bravo.

      • Andrew Charles Forrest

        I'm Honoured thank you Michael

      • Goldfinch60

        Those things in life even if they seem meaningless can be so important when they have gone.

      • Suresh

        Like LittleGift, I read it as a metaphor as well, but slightly different.
        I thought he was talking about himself, that he was living with an illness, which had reached a stage where there was no cure anymore.
        Anyways, very inspiring and draws the reader as is evident from many comments above.

      • Lorna

        Taps lost, tears gained..........

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