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Breath & Shadow

Fall 2019 - Vol. 16, Issue 4

"Forecast: A Downpour of Your Pushback"

written by

Roy A. Barnes

The skies are gray
as rain pours from you, too --
reflecting what I feel inside

I feel your presence -- a place
where we have shared so long, but you have
drifted away for good
even as you sit still (looking away from me)

I want to feel safe and warm
amid the downpour -- I duck for cover,
but every raindrop that falls around me
floods my senses of

You pushing me away


And with every departure of your being
coldly from my awareness,
the skies get ever darker
as night now steals away any hope for sunshine 

(Like you stole my heart) 

Roy A. Barnes has Asperger's Syndrome, and writes from Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Besides Breath & Shadow, his written works have appeared at Poesia, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Literary Liftoff, The, Page & Spine, and others.

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