Caitlin T.D. Robinson

 

A Field of You

There is a field of you in my heart.
As the leaves dwindle, the breeze blows
their wispy, wounded shells at my feet.

You follow their fallen trajectory.
You waver as I walk, stuck
between inside and elsewhere.

Acres of grass cast echoes of your
steady and heavy every step breath,
fragments of the fullness that was me.

With you gone, I look everywhere:
the robin that pauses, the hawk that soars,
the leaf falling past my outstretched fingers

 

 

 

 

 

Caitlin T.D. Robinson writes poetry, fiction, nonfiction and picture books. Caitlin obtained her MFA in creative writing from Lesley University in June, 2018. She anticipates earning her MA at The Bread Loaf School of English (Middlebury College) in August 2023. Recent publications include poetry at Spillwords Press and nonfiction at Solstice Literary Magazine.