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loss lingers: poem by Dr. Alan Corkish

rose in frost, image by Helioz, on Pixabay

loss lingers

(For Andy)

touched by frost

the last rose wilts

folds in upon itself

seeks solace

in winter slumber

touched by loss

the soul wilts

folds in upon itself

seeks solace

in solitude

frost and loss

both wilt

but for most

of a given year

there is no frost;



a grief

for all seasons

First published in Dr. Corkish's book, Corrupted Memories.


Dr. Alan Corkish is writer of prose, plays, academia and, most of all, poetry...

he also writes reviews and has edited over 300 books. He resides in Liverpool,

England, and is the editor of erbacce poetry journal.

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