Poem: The Sevenling (The day before his leaving) | Poetry | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It
Favorite

Poem: The Sevenling (The day before his leaving) 

Sevenling (The day before his leaving)

The day before his leaving the sky grieved—weeping in fits,
a mallard paced the pond in her watery way, a crowd of cattails
milled about wagging velvet fingers. Wistful at his leaving

I planned my amnesia: Forcing myself to forget the shape
of his feet in my hands, the sound they made crossing the
floor toward me, the weight of his foot resting on mine as we slept.

Not able to get warm, I will wear his socks to bed.
Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Touched by Light @ Ellen Lynch Photography

Touched by Light

Fri., Nov. 17, 12-7 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 18, 12-7 p.m. — Features large-scale images of horses and landscapes illuminated by the sun paying...
A Night of Comedy One Acts & Rabbit Hole @ Arts Society of Kingston (ASK)

A Night of Comedy One Acts & Rabbit Hole

Fri., Nov. 17, 7 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 18, 2 & 7 p.m. — An evening of one act plays at Arts Society of Kingston....

View all of today's events

Latest in Poetry

More by Evelyn Augusto

Hudson Valley Tweets