Love Poem: Empty


A life moves on
The empty space
A vacancy
The smile missed face

The heartfelt ache
The hopeful joy
Of knowing birds
Must wings deploy

The silent cloak
Of no-one there
Is draped on shoulders
Poised to bear

A voice, a note
Would lift the heart
Small gesture to
The soul impart

Some comfort
In the knowing that
The gloss of memory
Not turned to matte

For vibrant is
The emptiness
Highlighting your
Full presence, yes

And more
Despite the heartache burn
It waits with Love
For your return