Amazing Kids! Magazine

The Moment After (Sequel to The Moment Before)

By Madeleine Delbridge

 

The moment after
Loud, chattery people
Leaving
A quiet wake

Nimble feet
Danced,
stomped,
leapt on my head
Now deflated and alone

Covered in leftover confetti
Sad and lonely
No friends or allies
Left now

Cleaning crews
Sweeping
Humming out-of-key
Familiar tunes
I’ve heard before

The moment after
So dull and plain
Not in use
Nothing to do but
Wait,
wait,
Wait.
For another moment before