Poetry competition: Requiem
All the light hearted moments
And the small irritations
The hours spent alone together
Discussing the character of others – gleefully
And then our lives diverged for a short time
Like two trains crossing east and west
And you chose this time to go
Without mutual farewell and words of love.
And I was stunned, sad and angry
Because you might have thought I didn’t care
But I did, and I was looking for more time together
But you had none.
© Paula McCool (2015)