An Open Window Sounds The Same as Years Ago, poetry by Richard LeDue at Spillwords.com
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An Open Window Sounds The Same as Years Ago

An Open Window Sounds The Same as Years Ago

written by: Richard LeDue

@LedueRichard

 

The empty air full of cold
silence is like ghost breath,
if the dead had to breathe,
yet they only do in our heads,
reminding me of a case of beer
my mother bought to offer guests
one Christmas Eve, but we drank it
all, while talking to her brother,
who is dead now
and my cousin (drinking rum
eggnog), who is also dead now.

Now noiseless nights snore,
giving me a reason to close my eyes,
pretending to dream, even if I still
hear all the gone laughter
only getting louder,
as I close the window
out of fear of rising heating costs.

Richard LeDue

Richard LeDue

Richard LeDue (he/him) lives in Norway House, Manitoba, Canada. He has been published both online and in print. He is the author of seven books of poetry. His latest book, “Everyday Failure,” was released from Alien Buddha Press in October 2022.
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