She Forgot Again



She set his plate,

and then replaced it

in the cupboard

next to the crystal stem-ware,

coldly cut in geometric shapes

reflecting her loss

in infinite variations

on the kitchen floor.

25 comments on “She Forgot Again

  1. Oh WOWZA, that’s GOOD!!!

  2. If hugs are good, here comes a bundle of them!

  3. RoSy says:

    Oh so sad 😦
    Nice write though.

  4. Geraldine says:

    Touching words. And yes, writing can help so much, can’t it?

  5. adaisygarden says:

    My son is moving over a thousand miles away. I’m beginning to understand my parents as I never did before. I remember when I moved far away with their grandkids. I can’t imagine the loss they must’ve felt. Although I know I’m going to miss my son, I’m happy for him knowing it’s a great opportunity for him.

    • melodylowes says:

      A mixed bag, isn’t it? Excitement and pride and sorrow and nostalgia, all rolled into one big emotional ball. A thousand miles is a long way! Thank goodness for Skype…

  6. It’s always hard to let a loved one go but as you said in the comments ‘thank goodness for Skyppe’. Technology is good isn’t it?

    Don’t worry, that plate won’t be left in the cupboard for too long. They usually come home begging for home cooking, clothes washing, and much more. Yes, it’s a sad but very heart moving time. It’s good to write.

  7. Big hug from me too, Melody!

  8. Very sad, but beautifully expressed, Melody, and I wish you all the best and send more hugs your way! Lauren xx

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