Rhythms of Abandonment

I listened to the rhythms of your body

Your heartbeat, your footsteps, your stomach

Endured your tossing and turning

Between relationships.

Now you want me, now you don’t

Do I have a say in the matter?

Apparently not!

Squeezing, more of natures’ rhythms

Lowing like cattle, roaring like a lion

Outside now, not at your breast nor in your arms

Just hearing the rhythm of your footsteps,

Fading away, you didn’t even look at me

Tough love!

Joy Rivett-Gill Jan 29th 2014

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2 thoughts on “Rhythms of Abandonment

  1. as you blogged about you fostering, the painful partnership betwen you and your Mum is what i felt and your pain and extreme sadness.you can read at the Basement open Stage Joy if that appeals, for now or future as your book progresses. best of wishes

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