Empty Space 

And how is it, I wonder 

That when the ones
We’ve loved depart
The space they leave behind
Takes up residence
In our heart?
Oh please,
If you must go 
To spare this heart
On my sleeve
I beg of you
One request
Take your WHOLE self
When you leave.
©Carolyn Glackin 2017
Art by Karol Bak

 

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