keeping a distance

Photoart & poem - keeping a distance
photoart & poem – ©2018 Laura Granby

why burrow? what should I want to know
of long ago rooms in ruins and all those faraway feelings
that ran their course and fossilised

memories will naturally annexe themselves
after all, what is recalled is quite often placed
between four walls or hidebound

in backlots, recollections stacked as quick change
scenery, historic and painted for the age
when explanation was just enough to silence protest

yet the timethief still slips past, substituting babies
for foundlings, full grown, holding swaddled imagos
– I count the cost of what is gone and not forgotten

Just twelve lines of micro poetry for Kerry’s : Long ago rooms

24 Comments on “keeping a distance

  1. From the very first question, I knew this would be the poem that I wanted to write but fell dismally short of the mark. Yours is remarkable and memorable in every way.


  2. “Why burrow”, why indeed. We can’t let go of the need not to let go 🙂 Wonderful poem, enjoyed it very much,, 🙂


  3. Wow, Laura! This is so well done. The opening and closing stanzas are brilliant, and the last line is a gem.


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