Footsteps

Footsteps

A Poem by Charles Konsor

The tea half drunk,
The tags ripped off,
The room now empty,
Save me and my memroy.

I shiver despite the heater,
My body confused.
Calm now,
Angry now,
Fearing the future now.

The night will be sleepless,
My mood never fixed.
Take the pictures down quick.
Remove the words you wrote,
Not so long ago.
"I miss you already."

Now new words:
"Goodbye, Charlie."

Oh, why must you use my name?
Why must you say it with those red eyes?
Why must you hold me so long?

And now I hear footsteps on the porch,
And I hope.
I listen for the door,
Anticipate the key I gave you.

I imagine an embrace, 
Imagine words of regret,
Barely heard through sobs.

The footsteps are still now,
I hear the keys shake.

For three moments I wait,
Before the neighbor's door opens,
And the footsteps disappear.

© 2015 Charles Konsor


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Great to see a new poem from you. From what I remember, you were a powerful author. Sad to see so long go without poetry from you or other writing.

This is such great work, but it was a little rough in places. My heart really goes out to those who lose a love. Is that the meaning of this?

Kudos! I hope to hear from you soon. Than ks for the new writing; I was hoping I would find something from you. Great effort, and almost done?

Posted 5 Years Ago


One typo but otherwise a very nice piece! I enjoyed reading it.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Action throughout poem with anticipation and vacillation, a good read.

Check 4th line for typo...memory.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Andromeda to planet Zarfar... Testing received :-)

Posted 6 Years Ago


It's hard to hear "BYE" from peoples we love; especially when this is really meant.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Heartbreaking… we always keep expecting that missing person to walk back through the door. It's so hard when it's a breakup. We go through the same mourning as loss from a death, but without the social tools to help us through the loss. We're left floundering… You're poem really illuminates that sense.

Posted 6 Years Ago



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Charles Konsor
Charles Konsor

Portland, OR



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