Showcase Poetry – ‘Temporary’ – A poem by Ali Grimshaw (flashlight batteries – poetry)

flashlight batteries - Ali Grimshaw


Your phrases landed
on the floor between us.
I didn’t know how to catch them.

Your breathless words carried
a story of near miss.
One collection of minutes
that almost
restructured my life.

Like flower petals
blown away by the wind
altering forever

their attachment
to the stem.

Never again to unite in bloom’s beauty.

A reminder of
the impermanence of us.

© Alicia Grimshaw 2019 (Rewrite of a poem shared in 2017)

dVerse prompt – Poetics: Impermanence

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