Tagged: arrival

september arrives

september arrives
with the monarch butterflies,
five generations

all at once waving hello
and goodbye in our backyard
.
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t-minus one month

t-minus one month
before homecoming – suitcases
out and ready, chores

crossed off, two by two, days become
longer, stretched across memories
.
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coming home after

coming home after
four hundred and fifty-two
days, so much privilege –

love, love, love, love bubbling,
gratitude spilling over
.
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we have arrived on

we have arrived on
another first of april
like thirty-seven

rose-colored azalea buds
waiting for a chance to bloom
.
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time makes everyone

when they finally

when they finally
came, we were overjoyed – bees,
in our urban patch

of herbs and native plants, dipping
into the courtyard for a sip
.
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august arrives, and

august arrives, and
of course, we are not ready –
we have never been

ready, arriving at this
corner, year after year, stunned
.
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there is never a

there is never a
perfect time for
arrivals nor
departures – we
hold our breaths for
as long as we
can, knowing that
it is inevitable
.
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a fish to stay, a

we will arrive and

we will arrive and
depart on a tilt, the earth’s
gravity pulling

us into a strangled embrace,
the light only inches away
.
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