Frank, I have read this piece a couple of times and I cannot find the words to properly describe how blown away I am. I love the title I think 'parching' is adequately justified in the body of the poem. The loneliness you speak of is so poetically woven into an alley of words in itself. The last stanza is just amazing! It carries much weight and really leaves the reader feeling it.
I wish I had a nomination left as this deserves another front page to me!
Thank you so much. I liked this piece and was kind of heartbreaking when no one even looked at it for about two days. Not that I am not used to be ignored, but nowadays that my works are not, I was wondering maybe because it is too personal to me that I can not see the flaw. That is why I asked you.
I read and re-read and coming to terms with understanding it.
Liked your choice of words and the way you have made the vivid
imagery to capture the reader's imagination. There are some poems where
the poem is written more for the poet then for the readers...this is one of them!