I did not know there would be a time
when my feet would walk on earth without you…
but here I am,
under the sun and the rain,
still trying to make sense,
of the distractions that take up so much space,
space where I used to hold you…
and though it’s not often you cross my mind
when you do, I lose track of time
for wasn’t it just yesterday I called you?
And my memories fall
like autumn leaves
drifting away in the breeze
as I remember to keep walking…
walking on earth without you.
poetry and image copyright neha 2020