R. Gerry Fabian – 1 poem

Farewell Children



As the faces disappear

the eternal memories begin:

Of crabgrass children

who flower in summer’s heat

and are blown toward tomorrow

by the west wind.

Of spider web girls

who balance threads

waiting for love to stick

or snap.

Of granite gruffs

who go as they came

and are never missed.

Of blacktop boys

whose headlight eyes and piston hands

never found the exact timing.

Of insecure jesters

who knew all the words

to obscene songs but

never the meaning.


Of the two or three unicorns

thought to be extinct

who reveal their rare magic

to a select few;

share a special mystery

and like all the others

are too soon – gone.



R. Gerry Fabian is a retired English instructor.  He has been publishing poetry since 1972 in various poetry magazines. His web page is  
He has published two books of his published poems, Parallels and Coming Out Of The Atlantic. His novels, Memphis Masquerade, Getting Lucky (The Story) and Seventh Sense
are available at all ebook publishers including Amazon, Apple Books and Barnes and Noble. He is currently working on His fourth novel, Ghost Girl. is scheduled for publication in 2020.

By Heavenly Flower Publishing

Bindweed Magazine publishes two anthologies each year: Midsummer Madness and Winter Wonderland. Bindweed is run as a not for profit, labour of love endeavour by an author/poet couple: Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert. Bindweed can be found at

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