“Since You Are Gone”

Blue Moon

“Since You are Gone”

I know my hours stray since you are gone;

alone, among the silent clouds each day.

I know our separation just as strong

as sinking sun grabs night; drowns in its sway.

No long forgetfulness is left to thrive.

My memory begins when you appear:

it stabs the conscience, hard,  since I survive.

Cruel logic and my reason brings no cheer.

I know about your dying; it’s a fact.

You were adrift on rivers filled with dreams;

once reconciled, death formed a friendly pact.

Your somnolesense tricked by him it seems.

I know more of that black void we descend;

Apology to death,  we living tend.

Write a poem that states the things you know.  The things you “know” of course, might be facts, or they might be a little bit more like beliefs. Hopefully, this prompt will let your poem be grounded in specific facts, while also providing room for more abstract themes and ideas.

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