A phantom cot and phantom toys
To be in a future that never was
Haunted by a parallel past
Where happy families exist.
If you want to know
How I feel
Read my poems.
But don't ask
The world's like a huge tangerine,
The colours I've felt,
The emotions I've seen
All coalesce in a huge shiny ball,
She saw the roses in the room,
Bunches of them, all in full bloom,
It was such a wonderful sight,
A perfect end to a romantic night.
I saw my husband on the stair,
I looked again, he wasn't there,
The step was cold and dark and bare.