New Poem: Estranged

My poem, Estranged, was published by Flashes of Brilliance today. Here is the poem:

I happened by the old house today.
It was early evening
and the well-worn sun was just beginning
to retire behind the tree line—
it had been years and years,
and I almost passed it by.

It has been poorly kept.
Someone painted the front door
fire-engine red—
which seemed to me a cry for help—
but even that has faded.
The majestic beech that towered
over the street is down—
with hands linked
we could barely get our arms around it.
I remember autumns when the leaves
pooled yellow—
inches deep on the front lawn.
How we would wade in them.

Once,
I thought
that tree would last forever.
But all things change,
even the continents
are drifting apart—
are becoming strangers

And the link:

https://www.flashesofbrilliance.org/estranged-by-steven-deutsch/

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2 Responses to New Poem: Estranged

  1. thotpurge says:

    That’s a wonderful close!

    Like

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