Mersey stare

Staring at the Mersey in awe.
Memories flooding raw
Of a time long gone,
Waiting for a new dawn.
But life carries on,
Emotions withdrawn …
Immeasurable flaw
Drawing final straw.

Uneventful awe.
Heart bleeding raw.
Soon I shall be gone
Away from this Mersey dawn.
This smile I put on
A stillness withdrawn …
My only error and flaw
Was seeing life through a straw.


Photo courtesy: Ana Armada, Portugal, February 2015