No Longer Here by James Babbs

almost summer and
some time in the night
I’m awakened
the sound of the rain
falling hard against the window
flashes of lightning
flickering on the walls
followed by thunder and
I have trouble
getting back to sleep
this sense of dread draped over me
heavy blanket weaved with regret
waiting there in the darkness
the empty half of the bed
pushing against my back
reminding me over and over
you’re no longer here


James Babbs is a writer, a dreamer, a three-time loser and an all-around nice guy who just wants to be left alone. James is the author of Disturbing The Light(2013) & The Weight of Invisible Things(2013) and has hundreds of poems and a few short stories scattered all over the internet.


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