I have had a new poem, A Sudden Absence, published in Bluepepper. Read it below, or better still, read it online at Bluepepper, where you will find an array of fine poetry on offer.
This wonderful site, edited by Australian poet Justin Lowe, has recently been included in Pandora,the National Library of Australia’s Web Archive — which is a testament to the high standard of poetry it publishes. Just sign up via email to receive a regular dose of good quality poems into your inbox. Enjoy!
A Sudden Absence
When a sudden absence opens
where before there was a lover, or a child,
(a child’s worse, we must all agree
a child’s loss is worst), the everyday
grows almost perverse.
Routine grinds around and round the lack
and identity, devoid of vital purpose
Autumn’s raw draft rankles from her room —
but I don’t look; instead I close the door,
and try to cover up by loving
the others a little more.