The last visit

On their very last visit
they bring you presents
– things you might like –
taking them out of plastic bags
and offering them to you
with a smile and cupped hands:

A home cooked meal of fish
for you to eat later
when they have gone,
new shoes for all the steps
you will carry on taking,
and the cup they always drank

their first day’s coffee from
– the one with roses on it –
which they don’t need anymore
since they won’t be back.
Simple everyday things,
one can live without.


Published by:

rain poet

Katerina Neocleous has been published or is forthcoming in the following poetry journals: Haiku Quarterly, Orbis, Equinox, Obsessed With Pipework, Weyfarers, The Cannon's Mouth, Clear Poetry, The Dawntreader, Ink, Sweat & Tears, The Open Mouse, Shot Glass Journal. She is a Home Educator and settled in North West England.

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2 thoughts on “The last visit”

  1. I found this particularly powerful. I like the way the very first lines jump right in to the subject, but then you hold back enough to keep the reader still asking questions at the end. Really impressive!

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