That Vase

That Vase

by Elizabeth Challinor

Entangled in each other

Existentially alone

In the words

Of Philip Larkin

Home can be

So sad

But if the vase remains intact

And the notes of the piano still linger in the air

Then home will reside inside us

And our entanglements will caress

Our singularities

Remembering the poem by Philip Larkin "Home is so Sad."

Elizabeth Challinor