Keith

Breathe Deep

Empty glasses

Two chairs
One table
No sound - no words
Just dust
That once was
Part of a person
Who passed this way.
A waiter pauses,
Wipes away the life
That sat here
That once watched
And who too waited-
Then thought and wrote.
All now past tense.
Breathe now...
Breathe deep.
Catch the butterfly syllables
While you can
And drink in

What another let loose
Into this fragile space.

Comments6

  • kivous

    Very well written and my favorite line is "A waiter pauses, Wipes away the life". This line is so powerful. Thanks for sharing.

    • Keith

      Thank you so much for your kind comments - much appreciated, kivous.

    • L. B. Mek

      Brilliant!

      • Keith

        Well thank you!

      • Teddy.15

        That's truly stunning Keith again I was slightly breathless by the end , it actually for me was about that missing ...once soulmate love...but then again maybe a poets muse is his only true soulmate. 💖 I love the imagery it's powerful and very emotional.

        • Keith

          As ever you are so generous with your words...means a lot. Thank you so much.

        • Rozina

          I love the image I see from your lines. Really good.

          • Keith

            Kind of you to say so and to take the time to reply.

          • SriVi

            The poem creates an amazing visual. A feeling of connectedness with the ones who sat there with those glasses....

            • Keith

              I am glad it connected with you. Many thanks for taking the time to leave a comment - much appreciated, SiVi .

            • mish kanafani

              Great write...reading it I can hear the clink of glasses, taste the atmosphere of cigarettes and wine and then the tingling of anticipation in full knowledge of ending....beautiful imagery...thanks Keith for sharing

              • Keith

                Thank you so much, Mish, for commenting...much appreciated and valued.



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