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Empty Nest

With the boy’s room, draped in white sheets
This whole year, like a cocoon, preserved in amber, 

She closes another album: The fossil record of their marriage, 
Steeped, in the earthen layers of clay.

Then turning to face him, two huge land masses: 
He, the old world, she is of the new, 

And with thirty years of continental drift
Having poured an ocean in between them, 

They live, now, in different time zones, 
Sleep, eat and speak in different tongues…

11.15.7					John Tansey

Copyright ©2008 John Thomas Tansey

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  1. Date: 11/11/2013 8:41:00 AM
    This one's great, John! Welcome to poetrysoup! All the best my souper-friend! Love,love,love! :-) - Den

  1. Date: 11/8/2013 8:03:00 PM
    I can relate to your feeling. I wrote a poem years ago My Tree and I, john

  1. Date: 11/8/2013 7:56:00 PM
    John, , Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 11/8/2013 4:39:00 PM
    - Welcome to P-Soup, John ! - Nice to read your first poem here. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - (Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours). - My first greeting to you from Norway. - I will come back to read more.... another day :) - oxox / /Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/8/2013 4:21:00 PM
    John-A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@