sparrows splash
in the remains of
last night’s puddles

blackberries we
did not pick
left for the birds


an empty chair
we all noticed
still left with grief



– – –

Image: Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin’s Armchair, Wikipedia Commons

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2015

Part of the 2015 November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge (Poetic Asides via Writer’s Digest) for the November 27 Prompt: leftover

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