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The Walk Upstairs

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The Walk Upstairs

Finished off the casseroles
a while ago;
actually gave them to
someone with an appetite.
The neighbors have taken
your parking space.
The hallway’s unlit now,
but I still see the unhappiness in the mirror
even in the dark.
You always left the light on.
I cling to the railing;
it’s caught me more than once.
Each step leaves me breathless,
each ascent lifeless –
stranded and abandoned
without even a shadow.
It’s just as you left it inside.
I haven’t dirtied a dish.
The calendar still says June;
only the clock moves on –
ticking countdown.
Sometimes it’s too much
so I sleep outside the door
and guard what you left behind –
protect what was.
Slumber reunites us,
but daylight exposes me.
And the pity’s infected their whispers.

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  1. Date: 11/12/2010 2:27:00 PM
    First...this poem is heart breaking, I never wish to feel this, though I have...your flow made this write worth the read. And congratulations on making the next round of Juls contest ! much love, james

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 9:56:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Chad. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/15/2010 11:48:00 AM
    CHAD, Congratulations! On having your poem featured this week. A poem well deserved, keep the fascinating poetry coming" Nathan D."

  1. Date: 10/15/2010 11:37:00 AM
    Chad, congratulations on having your poem featured this week! They sure picked a gem from out of your inspiring collection of superb poetry. Very glad that I stumbled across your work today~Chris

  1. Date: 10/15/2010 9:44:00 AM
    GOOD MORNING! CHAD, CoNGRATULATIoNS ON HAVING YOUR POEM FEATURED THIS WEEK*luv~SKAT"

  1. Date: 10/14/2010 10:10:00 AM
    the last line of this poem was complete and utter, WOW, this was a very powerful write emotionally and even visually. this is definitely one for my fave collection, well done and congratulations on your feature, thank you! --Madison

  1. Date: 10/12/2010 2:11:00 PM
    Chad, hello & Congratulations! On your awesome & well done poem being featured this week: ) have a nice one,..p.d.

  1. Date: 10/12/2010 8:04:00 AM
    Thank you all for reading and commenting; it means a lot.

  1. Date: 10/12/2010 5:33:00 AM
    Congrats Chad on having your poem being featured on the Poetry Soup home page this week. Please keep your creative caps on, let your poetry pen keep painting your poetry pads with colors of creativity. Thanks for sharing this with us and have a wonderful week ahead. Love always, Adeleke

  1. Date: 10/11/2010 5:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week Chad what a great way to have it seen. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/11/2010 12:29:00 AM
    chad, great piece painted a real nice picture here with your words...enjoyed it thanks, Kurt

  1. Date: 10/10/2010 12:28:00 PM
    Chad, having lost my husband this year I can so relate to every word in this piece, you captured the going through the motions of grief beautifully. Many congrats on your feature Rgds Janette