by Robin Boothroyd

photo: 97lessi

photo: 97lessi

Here’s a poem about loneliness. It describes a fleeting moment which truly happened, but its title is mere speculation.


The Widower

Now write a poem about it,
That image you’ll never forget:

The yellow tandem gliding past,
And the rider’s steadfast grimace;

His tired eyes, the naked saddle,
The ghost turning bereft pedals

                                          in thin air


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