CALLING

Every morning if you listen
You will hear someone calling
For a loved one.

If you listen you will hear
A glad or plaintive
Calling out.

You will hear someone calling;
Listen until it comes again
Before the silence.

Someone calling to a loved one
Here or gone, the voices loud
Or muted.

For a loved one who is gone
Or is here; the calling out
Goes on.

2007