A radio tuned to static after Mahler.
A curtain opened to a suddenly blank scenery.
The remaining stalk after the dandelion blow.
The thick silence after a confession.
A vital wire removed pre-explosion.
The hollow letterbox: a cubic sneer.
Eighty-eight keys, unstruck.
The suspended anchor of a stationary ship.
A dust cloak over a piano, still reverberating.
The unsaid thing: a moaning ghost.
The First Moments of His Absence:
1 February 2016