Tag: relationships


until I saw them for myself,
your feet existed
purely as theory

how jarring now to find them
planted firmly
on the porch

© Sarah Whiteley

the waiting

the waiting creeps up from feet, passes hips, submerges wrists in slippery uncertainty naturally, the ear strains to catch the subtle shift of air that marks departure no one ever sings through the smoke of staying – love and smoke both only ever go sometimes … Continue reading the waiting

the departed

your departure has the weight of ash no longer carrying your fate, I return to my old shape days hold their same complexities but night has become startlingly simple – rucked sheets, wooden bed-frame – there’s no need to believe in anything else how is … Continue reading the departed


while there is time,
before light
returns to nothing –


the silence that arises
following the wreck
is our sound of goodbye

we are both of us
composed of calligraphies
the other will never read

© Sarah Whiteley