You’re moving, and I will miss the laughter
your joyful children make in the early morning hours.
It won’t be the same when I sit outside
Because although the bird’s songs are beautiful, the voices
of your children laughing are grand.
Why must you take away my heart’s only medicine?
Katherine Darlington has articles in many publications including poetry anthologies, and literary journals. She also has several published novels. See more of her work at www.katherinedarlington.com.