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There Sits the Empty Chair

Words, wordplay, reading, and writing have been favorites of Liz's since early childhood. She enjoys exploring science and science fiction.


The Empty Chair

There it sits, staring at me daily.

A sore that won't heal; a tearful reminder.

There it sits, watching TV,

eavesdropping on conversations.

There it sits, where I...

Cannot comfortably sit.

There it sits,

A placeholder for you.

There it sits, defying me to

Move it elsewhere; but I can't.

There it sits, too heavy

On my heart to see it go.

There it sits,

Futilely awaiting your return.

There it sits,

Empty of all but memories.

There it sits, with

Only the cats as occupants.

There it sits.

© 2018 Liz Elias

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