something i’m working on….



the lock’s click echoes
in my empty home.

you’re gone.

your laughter doesn’t resonate
down my hallway.
a few hours of silliness
over too fast,
hurried i love yous
down the stairwell.

once i was your whole world
now relegated to
an evening a week
an occasional weekend.

© Erin Hilder


About ninian-poetree

I live in a sitcom. No seriously. I share a century home with an Englishman and a cat named Sophie. Not living with us are my three sons and a step-daughter who visits every other year or so. I'm a mum, a writer, a teacher and an MUFC fanatic.

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