Took our kids to nursery
this morning,
as they played away
in the sand pit.
Sat in the front row
at our daughter’s concert
this afternoon,
snapped photographs
as she played away
on the violin.

Had coffee with our neighbour
this evening,
as I waited
for my husband
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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