Took our kids to nursery
This morning
Smiled at their happy faces
As they played away
In the sand pit
Sat in the front row
At our daughter’s concert
This afternoon
Taking photographs
As she played away
On the violin
Her look of concentration
True and unflinchingly honest
Had coffee with our neighbour
This evening
As I waited
For my husband of eighteen years
To come home for dinner
Working late again
I shrugged
Or maybe
She said
Playing away


18 thoughts on “Play

  1. Oh, nicely done, Diana! I love the way you play away with the phrase ‘played away’ throughout the poem and the progression from ‘happy faces’ to ‘look of concentration… unflinchingly honest’ to the final line, which is a sucker punch!

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