I saw a sign today

Quadrille: 44 words.


I saw a sign today,

the way

you turned your head

and said

you might be late,

not to wait.

I saw it clear,

you so near,

drifting away.


I could have cried

and tried

to find the words.

Would you have heard?  

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

15 thoughts on “I saw a sign today”

      1. They are the ones that we are convinced would have been the best yet. I’m not sure. I’ve had what I thought were tremendous ideas in a dream, and when I’ve written them down, I’ve been told they’re just weird.

      2. That just makes me laugh. Sometimes I think of things that seem brilliant when I’m asleep or half-asleep, but when I try to recall them, they don’t seem to make any sense at all.

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