Maintenance

Loose roof shingles —
a couple on the ground
after last night’s wind
when the trees creaked
and rubbed themselves
like old men. Can’t put off
the mending. I loved once,
before I knew how love
works, how roofs leak
when it rains.

– Sarah Russell
First published in Poetry Breakfast
Photo source
For Poets United Poetry Pantry

33 thoughts on “Maintenance

  1. There is much mending to do in our lives Sarah, well captured in your words.
    I hope 2018 requires little maintenance for you!
    Anna :o]

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