Endings

Endings break my heart

sometimes.

But sometimes

they can’t come

fast enough.

Nothing new can start

until there has been

an ending.

This is not profound

or deep

it’s so simple

we forget

sometimes

To live

to love

to grow –

we need endings

before we can do any

of these

And without these

we are nothing 

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The January House

The January halls
are empty;
they echo
with thin, pale memories

The January house
is bare and
spare,
empty

There are no tchotchkes
no collections
no trophies
no books
no pictures
to distract the eye,
or absorb the sound
of a single pair
of slippers
shuffling
through the January halls.

Hollow echoes
bounce
off the hard,
bare surfaces.

The January house
stands empty,
waiting
to be filled

This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads where we are challenged to write something springing from the word hollow.