Not Suitable for Children
Not suitable for children, due to small parts,
Our conversation pauses, as quick steps
Dash about in the hallway beyond.
Only to begin again as the door
Stays closed, shutting out the sound
Of life and play and yet another song.
We used to know the words of so many songs.
We sang them together, driving on
Down all those long roads of living,
Until that day we parked here;
Ready to learn a new song of home.
A place for all we left unsaid to sit
And brood and wait. Ready to fill
All the pauses in our stilted conversations.