I had attempted to learn
from your efficiency with words
yet bewildered I found myself
unable to progress
torn to shreds by four walled cement
I left home no direction in mind
aimless and caught in silent alarm
as streetlight split through perspex frosting
made shattered shadowed flashback patterns.
I walked into the street
“You’re beyond compare,”
words snagged by the wind and left trailing
caught by the eaves and in the falling leaves
your voice was clear
even as your expression clouded
you shimmer in plastic and nylon
gone in a moment no more.
As the evening settled I found my path
back towards my concrete nest
and the vision faded, so quickly spent
yet I sought words no longer
for they had found me
and tonight there would be no rest.