'twas a gale that bellowed deep inside,
Rustled the feathers mottled brown,
Remeniscent of deeds & sightings past,
Swept by without any lasting trace.
Nest left bare, memories forgotten,
No drop of rain to rekindle émotions.
Breathe caught up in empty rooms,
Shrinking space with a forlorn wail.
Her silence reared up thundering,
His void fondled in passing,
a speck anew,
Slowly swelling, filling & smothering.
Her voice tangled, lost in echoes,
Stifled words 'nd smothered thoughts,
Drowning dreams in pathos.
Desire welled up in rising floods,
The pain bursting & tearing forth,
Tumultuous rush o'er timeless gaze,
Shrouding sleep in an obsucure haze.
A touch in heart, a sight in mind.
An ache was all that remained.