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Carol J Phipps

The Taste of Your Absence

It comes like summer thunder and takes
me unaware. Most days I fend it off,
remembering happy times and making plans.
But then, on my way to meet a friend,
I may drive by the place we met or where
we said goodbye and my resolution crumbles.
A salt I do not savor makes its presence
known—something deep inside I cannot purge—
the taste of life without you.

--Elaine Parker Akin


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horse girl 28-Aug-2018 13:00
You say so much in so few words. Well done!
Henry 27-Aug-2018 22:48
Beautiful words with so much meaning. Well said.
Henry 27-Aug-2018 22:47
Beautiful words with so much meaning. Can easily relate to this poem. Nice work.
Guest 15-Aug-2018 14:33
Memories abound in just a few words.
Joyce Oliver 14-Aug-2018 03:34
"the taste of life without you" -- beautifully written! With just a few words I get what you are feeling! Well done!
Meagan Brown 14-Aug-2018 02:34
This is so beautiful! There is so much on this page. So many photos and poems...I will come back after. The photos and poems marry so well together. I love it.
Bill 13-Aug-2018 01:40
The combination of wonderful photos and this poetry is pure magic. It should be put in a book.
Guest 10-Aug-2018 19:45
This is beautiful. It reminds me of a friend I lost to suicide back in 2011. Thank you for sharing your poetry.
Guest 01-Aug-2018 02:41
"A salt not savored...." Wow!
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