don’t say ocean, say unending blue

by Alice Hickson  puddles breakinto streams forging theirpath down the driveway andabsence bores through me we lie in mid morning twilightsnowflakes jump from the windowsillto the rooftop andI beg you don’t say absence say abyssit’s not a hole it’s a valleyfor empty wordsto echo off and my fingers are blistered from carryingthese memories and runningacross the faded fissures of a mapmeasuring the distance between uswhat … Continue reading don’t say ocean, say unending blue