Sepia Dream




Where are you, my child? I hear you  Shuffle, giggle behind the door. As I catch you, you’ll squeal some more. So, I turn the knob - ‘Pee-ka-boo!’ And I see you are gone,  A cold, stale air ensconces me  Filtering through the open window Sunbeams, sparkling dust, and memories.  They light up, adorn my empty nest. Faint echos, seep through the walls  “Ma, I want to live, fly, explore, A land of my dreams, a shore new.” With hopeful tears, I bid adieu. “Call me or write back,” I implore. A deafening silence stands sentinel With me and a solitary letter Rheumy eyes on the road, I still await  One look, one word from a distant shore Hope is trickling through the gap ‘tween us Memories are drifting into evanescence  “Ma, don’t worry, I’ll be back… soon.”  And now your voice is fading too, just like a sepia dream.   Penmancy gets a small share of every purchase you make through these links, and every little helps us continue bringing you the reads you love!