Hazy afternoons

Hazy afternoon
Delving into
Naps & lazy
Consciousnesses
Books & magazines

Covers
Typical
& not so
Typical
Beauty

Lonely
Then not
So lonely
Learning
To be inside
A realm

What is
& what
Is not

Construction

Construction
Time
Again

Gorgeous
Gingersnap
Cookies
But they
Were Soft

Looking
Up from
Naps
& groggy
Favours

Sipping
Orange
Juice
Tea
&
Flowers
Snacks

Oh how I loved
You back then

2

Toast & toasts
& coasters
Laid out on
The coffee table

Guests
Arriving
You hide that
Thing for later

A letter
Arrives
Before they do

The flavours
The smell of coffee

You open it
The envelope
Let out a sigh

Doorbell
The guests
Arrive

Private things
Are brushed aside
The letter placed
Down near a flower

Cut

You catch the name
A distant relative
To you
A near stranger

Tears well up
In her eyes

She hugs the people
On the stairs
Perfume & paintings
Grace the air

Stairwell

Climbing up
We wonder
Will she ever
Be okay again?

No wonder
Someone says
Under their breath

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: a poem for day 21 of a month of poetry 2021 using Your Daily Word Prompt ‘delve’ & the Word of the Day Challenge prompt ‘typical’.


Featured image by Paweł Czerwiński from Unsplash


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