letters to _____ – i

I do not love you
in that way some have
of losing themselves
until there is no
retrieval of self
know instead I love you
in the way geese gather
and rise gray unto gray
their cries of high, high, high
that into silence fade
I love you in the way
that they in leaving feel
what has been left behind

© Sarah Whiteley

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6 thoughts on “letters to _____ – i

  1. This is wonderful work. The idea is strong, and I particularly like the lines:

    know instead I love you
    in the way geese gather
    and rise gray unto gray
    their cries of high, high, high
    that into silence fade

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