Tag: relationships

things I cannot tell you

I cannot tell you, for example, that I am resting against the ache of not seeing you rise in the morning to sip your coffee at the window or that the prospect of you is the hidden sun in my throat that glows, that pulls … Continue reading things I cannot tell you

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tangled

tonight the sun thought to slip away - secret, unnoticed - but has instead become tangled in the branches of the plum which sways as close to the glow as it might manage - in just the same way I once crossed a kitchen floor … Continue reading tangled

proof

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