The Emptiness of Thought

this morning I felt my life
if you were dead

the expansiveness of the bed
the birds still singing

the remnants of the smell
of coffee in the morning

the emptiness of thought
the deafening silence of my heart

James K. Zimmerman, "The Emptiness of Thought" from Little Miracles.  Copyright © 2015 by James K. Zimmerman.  Reprinted by permission of Passager Books.
Source: Little Miracles (Passager Books, 2015)
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