You are gone

myself and me

You are gone

like a kite with broken string

carrying by the wind


in the unknown distance


I am still here

Looking up the sky blankly

holding the spool tightly

do not know

where I belong


  • FredPeyer

    M&M, you express that lonely feeling so well in just a few words. The kite metaphor is very well chosen. Holding the spool reminded me of the expression 'left holding the bag'.
    One place though you DO belong, is on MPS, we don't want to be holding your spool!

    • myself and me

      Thank you for finding me a sweet home.

    • lasergraph

      I think we can all identify with that lonely empty feeling of someone who is no longer there.

      • myself and me

        Thank you for reading and comment.

      • Fay Slimm.

        You express that lonely feeling so well with the metaphor you used in this poignant piece.

      • orchidee

        A sad but good write M. Meanwhile - Cooeeee I'm still here. I hang around like a....bad smell?! lol.

        • myself and me

          Thanks, O. I would like to see you around.

        • WL Schuett

          Lovely ... be the spool or be the kite ....stand rooted to the ground safe and figure things out slowly as you wind the string back in or do you cut the string and follow the wind not knowing where you’ll land .... either way you will find yourself.... nice writing M&M

          • myself and me

            Thanks WL. I will let the string go with the kite and find my own way to go.

          • Michael Edwards

            A sad, sensuous and simply super write.

          • Accidental Poet

            A beautiful write so many can relate to m&m.

          • Goldfinch60

            Super emotive write, I do hope the kite is found and the string repaired.

            • myself and me

              Thank you for your good wishes.

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