Back when the water was blue
we told each other secrets.
And we talked through all the days.
Background for this Poem:
This woman has experienced the loss of her spouse. She is now looking at the sun setting on her own life, hence the color change of the ocean and sky. The poem is inspired by the recent death of one of my neighbors. His wife is now alone. She is 99. He was 98.
Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include two self-published works, Big Questions, Little Sleep, and Lost and Found. Soma Publishing has published her two e-book collections, The Sea’s Secret Song, and Pairings, a hybrid of short fiction and poetry.
Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at Linda’s Poetry Blog.
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