Her face visits
In the dark
When I’m unarmed
In sleep

Her face visits
Draped in angel blonde
Eyes sparkle
Lips part in whisper
I love you

Her face visits
Slices my
Beating heart … into thin pieces on a paper plate


27 thoughts on “Unannounced

  1. nothing slices the heart more than the love for a lost child… I’m thankful she whispers she loves you. Henry… you always have such a way of conveying such raw emotion… a gift.

  2. This is beautiful – right up to the twist at the end. NIce use of poetic surprise, Henry. I get a strong sense of loss, of missed opportunities, of regret, of wishing that things had been different … It’s something we all have to deal with at times in our lives.

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