Tagged: return

departures are much

here is a new old

here is a new old
chapter that we are mostly
relieved to return

to – the words sound familiar,
the tone, still aspirational
.
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at the cemetery,

at the cemetery,
there is enough
new growth
to power the
most decorated
athlete, a reminder
that as much as we
receive, we will be
made to return
.
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mom’s camellias

mom’s camellias
await her return, a sudden
burst of breathless buds
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: breathless

here are the corners

here are the corners
that corner me, still –
i keep these
moments dog-
eared, already
yearning to return
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: return

on the first day of

on the first day of
spring, you
returned to us,
suddenly
fatherless. there
are parts of us
that will dance
around recognizing
parts of you
because no one
wants to claim
a familiarity
to loss
.
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you came back to the

you came back to the
city from a week at the
lakes smelling
different, new. at first
we thought it was
nature, the woods,
fresh air, and then
maybe the hotel soap.
by evening, we
identified it as
sunscreen and,
while you unpacked, i
was able to put away
the thought of
separation, restock
the shelf behind
our bathroom
mirror with all
of your familiar things
.
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day after day, not

day after day, not
returning home leaves
traces the heart
pretends to know
nothing about
.
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on the anniversary

on the anniversary
of our various
fevers, we tip
a hat to the
source, click our
tongues three
times, if only
to return
.
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it shouldn’t take