Emptied

Flash flood warnings splatter today
So cherry blossoms so lovely–was
it only yesterday or a week ago?—
not only have fallen but no longer
litter the lawn. A park bench at least
looks less empty, less lonely, rainwet.

Of course, the voice reminds us:
Showers resurrect and empty tombs.

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4 comments on “Emptied

  1. blkdrama says:

    Important to keep us positive as we begin our last day together. It’s snowing on Kevin’s opening baseball day.

  2. Cristina says:

    Beautiful…in its wholeness.
    I do not believe in emptiness…Even in a deserted park…lonely benches carry the love. the anger, the reflections, the nostalgia of those who sat there.
    Thank you for sharing this moment.

  3. Stephanie Elliott says:

    I was really caught by that last stanza, especially as we prepare for Easter. Wonderful move from the immediate and tangible to the more communal, spiritual observation. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Hillary says:

    I found this post on Easter. Thank you for creating! I was just thinking about the value and potency of emptiness. Aren’t vessels valuable because of their empty spaces? Homes? Hearts? Emptiness in so many cases means holding space just for when it’s needed.

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