I am an aspiring writer who is building up a portfolio of work. I love the outdoors, books, my dogs, and everything life throws at you. I have a website Gculshaw.co.uk with links to my nature blog. I have been published in Limestone, Magma, London Grip plus others.
He would sit in the kitchen
mother and me in the living room.
The wall prevented things, slight
reception through open door, if it ever was.
You would have to listen to hear.
As he gave us statements that lingered,
he was on a different wave to us both.
A crackling fuzz sometimes echoed.
He was somewhere we could not see.
Tuning in with him was tough.
Only now, as his voice has weakened,
does he listen. The once strong wind
that came from afar, now just a zephyr
whispering slowly away, slowly away.
©2016 Gareth Culshaw