in the other chair

he had
a pensive look

as if unsure
i was ill-fit enough
to grace
the darkness
of his halls

i guess
i may stick around

a while

Image credit:Anthony DELANOIX

Milner Place (b. 1930) was an English writer who spent a rich life in a number of pursuits: smuggler, ship captain, sailor, consultant, photographer, traveler, novelist, and poet. Milner died on May 28, 2020.