Stephanie Shaver

Sometimes Writer Always Extremely Online

About Me

Hello, my name is Steph. I’ve been writing and publishing since 1988 and I’ve been in the games industry since 1996. I wrote a little bit more on the About Me page. This is my sometimes-updated website. Enjoy.

A Farewell to Echo

In which I write poetry, which I don’t do much or well, but I did this because it’s been knocking around in my head and we are moving.

So anyway 
Farewell to all that 
The big backyard 
Sometimes home to chihuahuas 
And roosters 
And neighborhood cats
Farewell to the hallway that was everything 
Bathroom, bedroom,
The mirrored closets
The ceiling fans
That both babies would gaze upon
In wonder
Farewell to the kitchen 
The many meals
The many candles
The many cheers
Farewell to the years
And the miles that I put on 
My mind
When all I wanted was to be home to you three
(Even when you were only two)
The dull, repetitive churn
The slow burn of my life
Day after day
Farewell especially 
To all that
We have uplifted it 
And hollowed out the memory
The house is empty
There is only an echo now