ADRIANLILLY.COM

The Second Calling

The Second Calling

I

Do you know

why I want to believe

in ghosts? The night

you died, the phone broke through

our wailing. I answered

a screen filled with zeros

to echoes of silence.

II

As they wheeled you away, I kissed your forehead,

the cold radiating through me like winter glass

my frostbit lips, the ache still liners,

in the following moment, the world pulled in

dark – I can see it still—like a movie iris

as my body forgot how

to breathe

III

is this only a gossamer thin wall separating us?

from feeling your embrace, hearing your laughter? the second

call, moments after the first, I answered, another screen

filled with nothing

and a phone filled with silence.

IV

our time alone, before

you were cremated, I begged

your forgiveness. I had failed. I regret

less what I did than what I did not. please,

please understand. I always tried

to do what was best for you. and a last

kiss goodbye.

V

I know now, what happened when the world grew hazy,

why I lost my breath, I felt

my soul disintegrating, like sparks

from a house burning in the night

as the wall, even if gossamer thin,

closed you in another room, where you call out

in silence

                until my ears

                                know how to hear

 

Share your thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on July 31, 2013 by in Poetry, Serial Addiction -- Your Weekly Read and tagged , , , , , , .

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,474 other followers

Looking for Werewolves

Fans of werewolf horror novels will enjoy The Runes Trilogy, which features a diverse character mix!

"The Wolf at His Door features a complex and twisting plot that never loses steam, with relatable and likeable characters, some seriously gruesome deaths and horror scenes, incredibly written suspense, and even some highly erotic scenes." Buys, Bears and Scares

Read the werewolf trilogy!

%d bloggers like this: