R. Gerry Fabian

The Shedding

A flute plays
that soft song
in the distance
as the day
hangs its head.

Dusk slips in
like snatches of sleep    within a dream.

A silver moon
jabs into the sky.

I reach down
to pick up
the glove-like skin
where you left it
on the pavement
in front of the cathedral.

No one wants to be
the first to say it
so I shove what’s left
inside my pocket
and go home
empty handed.

R. Gerry Fabian is a retired English instructor. He has been publishing poetry since 1972 in various poetry magazines. His web page is https://rgerryfabian.wordpress.com. He is the editor of Raw Dog Press https://rawdogpress.wordpress.com. His novels, Memphis Masquerade, Getting Lucky (The Story) and published poetry book, Parallels is available at Smashwords and all other ebook stores.

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