Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 10/16/20


When did I do my last cartwheel?
When did I fly my last kite?
When was the last time I rode a bike?

What was my last homework assignment?

Which was the last desk I sat in?

When was my last genuine smile?
When was the last time I used my imagination?

I’m sure I didn’t know
it was the last time
when it happened.

Or I might have wept then…
instead of now.

I can’t wait to hear what you have to say
when you finally speak, child.

It’s been so long.

Will I ever hear your laugh again?
Will anyone?

How long until you come back?

Your eyes reflect so much sadness,
but no one seems to look into them.

I’m still in here.
I’m still in here.

Trying to remember how to smile.

©2020 Raissa Ann All rights reserved.

Raissa is a mother, a muse, and a poetic soul from Illinois. She never wears matching socks.

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