"The Return"

Written By

Lorcan Black

I have been silent

since you left- and shall remain so as though all sound

swept from the room with your absence.

I wait and count the hours,

still, voiceless and patient

as a stone.

All I have- your cigarettes,

a half-drunk coffee,

your scent on the sheets

and the echo of your lips on mine.

I have been silent

since you left- and shall remain so

till your absence meets its return

when my whole being leans toward you

once again craving and thirsting,

patient as a stone.

Lorcan Black is 25 years old and has previously had poetry published in Wow! Magazine, Eratio: Issue 6, The Coffee Press Journal, Ariga, Ygdrasil, and Specimen. He is currently trying to find a publisher for his first three novels, one of which is semi-fictional and based on his own experiences with Bipolar Disorder. He lives in Dublin.