Childhood Decayed

My response to Margo Roby’s Poem Tryouts: More Abandoning


Decades of debris

Piles of dust and memories

Forsaken childhood

Washed up in an empty room

In a ghost-town neighbourhood


So much sorry silt

Deposited trash and guilt

Littering the bank

Of the river of lost time

Where childish innocence sank


All that’s left behind

In dark corners of the mind

Abandoned dolly

Slumped in a rusty push-chair

Besmirched with melancholy


© Kim M. Russell, 2016


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