You have left a hollow hole
In a chasm that was already there.
Your absence is untying my ribbons
Leaving my feelings bare.
Ugly souls aren’t as horrid,
Without your pureness to compare them to.
Come back, even if it were
Just for a day or two.
Your pictures left dark patches
And disgusting patterns on the walls.
My heart aches at the possibility
Of using that pall.
You said you’d leave for twelve days
But it feels like forever.
I am trying to cope
Living without you I will endeavor.
Come back, and I promise
I’ll make you heal and feel better.
We’ll cuddle all night as
We contemplate the weather.
Clunk! Went the metal lock
As it fell on the floor.
Knock! Went the firemen
As they broke down that door.
Roar! Went the oven
As it burnt our house down.
Crackle… went the fire
As it laughed and growled.
Come back mother
Even if it were only for an hour.
We’re brittle and starving,
Dad’s salmon is burnt and sour.
We are rotting in mountains of laundry
Who else could take care of us?
You were the only one.
We long for your sweet silky feel
And ironed touch.
Come back mother!
We miss you so much!