Daily Prompt: Someday


Someday

Someday
when the lone leaf
on the tree outside
the kitchen window
floats gently to the ground

you will feel the autumn chill
as you stand alone in the cold

the unlit stove will remind you
of the time when a casserole
bubbled over, its aroma scenting the air

the patter of little feet
the chatter of happy voices
the clink of cutlery
will all resonate in your ears

and you will realise
you threw away a lifetime
of togetherness
for a forbidden thrill
now just a sordid memory
to keep you company
as you gaze at bereft branches

© 2017 Uma Venkatraman ~ All Rights Reserved
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