Elegy for Love by Kerry Hammerton

POEM: Elegy for Love

A poem by Kerry Hammerton

BY KERRY HAMMERTON

I wanted the stars and the spaces
between the stars.
I even wanted the moon.
I would have settled
for a sizzle of sparklers,
a familiar unshaven cheek
in the morning, knees behind my knees,
lazy warm in bed.

But it is winter here again – the sky
is mottled grey and clouds
have gathered
in every corner of this room.

I have become the place to which
you’ve lost your way.

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  1. Margaret Clough says:

    Beautiful and touching.

  2. Graham Dukas says:

    Good one, Kerry!

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