mother has gone

father reads us
quiet bedtime stories

mrs carr cleans
our hushed house

as it shrinks
and dries around us

a little more
every day

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9 thoughts on “mother has gone

  1. oooh, Nic – pensive! Can almost hear the house crackling, like a husk – great juxtaposition against the youth of the speaker.
    I especially like the couplets and elegant simplicity.
    Good to see you are still at it! :) All best to you ~ A

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