Tile Roof

      down on the
tile roof, a little 
   damp remains...

tropical rain
   sometimes 
      so warm,

sometimes
      it plugs
   the drains.

wet tile roofs,
that might not,
      blow away...


      as stories go,
some things you 
   cannot say.

      maybe her  
   last trip ever,
you never know.

i hold my mouth 
and think again.
      words choke.

   they will not
      come. stuck
in my throat.

      (life without
some pictures)
   we are taught.

   some words
must not be said
      you know.

some thoughts
      must not 
   be thought.


      down on the
tile roof, a little
   damp remains...

tropical rain
   sometimes
   so warm,

sometimes
      it plugs
   the drains.

13 thoughts on “Tile Roof

  1. Interesting, a tile roof is so enduring, if for person, I find the metaphor endearing. A loyal person, the lifespan of a tile roof is 100 years. No machine can maintain it, the tile roof needs manual care, so it won’t blow away, come tropical wind or warm rain, keeping the integrity of the tile…..buff and shine.
    A metaphor for someone, your person, in relation to tropical rain, – affectionate indeed, truly loving.

    (maybe her
    last trip ever,
    you never know.

    i hold my mouth
    and think again.
    words choke.)

    Hush, maybe, but we never know.

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    1. Thank you for the kind and thoughtful words Abby!

      The poem for that post was a lot more work.than is sometimes required.

      The tile roof in the picture was in a very state of good repair. I’ve seen some in a sorry state too. I think the roof in the picture is probably still there, after the three years that have passed since we visited.

      No matter how we may wish for things to remain how they are, how comfortable we are, things change.
      ๐Ÿ˜

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      1. You are most welcome Sir.
        Things change, sometimes in the twinkling of an eye.
        Fixed and repaired and still looking good, is heart-warming news.

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