He regaled them with his lovelorn lore, an
attempt to mask the pain of her absence.
He never mentions waking at night in shouts,
anguished pleas that far from pleased! He celebrates,
what he chooses to remember, but he certainly leaves
out how he mistreated her, never gave her a
valid reason to stay and not vacate their cherished space.
Golden Shovel poem using the line
“an absence shouts, celebrates, leaves a space“
Offered at dVerse Poet’s Pub – Poetics: Choose a Line