Sunday, October 23, 2016

What Was Is Again

a clear lingering memory
of a lonely little girl with
a pony tail and saddle shoes
wandering, alone, between happy groups
on the recess playground
so sad
trapped inside her own head

in time, miraculously
there was a friend...
one special connection
that made her feel
a velveteen rabbit sort of realness
for many years
the sad little child dimmed and faded
almost forgotten

but the friend has left her now
as she knew he would
as all the others did
though it took so many years
she and that special friend
seldom meet anymore
almost never...

the lonely little girl with
the ponytail and the saddle shoes
thinly disguised
behind graying hair and spectacles
reaches out a leathery hand
and touches empty air

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I wish I was there to give you a hug. Virtual reality doesn't quite fill the bill does it.