Abandonment

For The Sunday Muse Prompt #84. Image Source.
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Behind the grime,
and the ravages
of time the remains
of living now lie,
each layer of dirt
a sigh, a dirge
for the mystery
of abandonment,
for how easy
it is for things
once woven into
the fabric of the
present to slip
beneath the shroud
of the memories
we lose. Maybe this
is what leaving is,
things returning
to the way they
always were.

7 thoughts on “Abandonment

  1. Carrie V. H. December 4, 2019 / 9:26 pm

    I love the wise pondering in this A.J.! I think this is what leaving is. Beautiful poetry!!!

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    • TheRustGeek December 5, 2019 / 8:03 am

      Thanks for the kind words and stopping by Carrie 🙂

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  2. Helen L Dehner December 4, 2019 / 11:17 pm

    ‘each layer of dirt a sigh’ …. how I imagine it as well.

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  3. Ed Rigg December 5, 2019 / 4:58 pm

    Great allegorical interpretation. I am afraid I was a literalness in my kitchen . . . lol

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  4. Ed Rigg December 5, 2019 / 5:00 pm

    lliteralist . .. even

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  5. Sherry Marr December 6, 2019 / 2:57 am

    Maybe this is what leaving is….i like that thought!

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