Tagged: upstate

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


once in awhile, you just

once in awhile, you just
have to
get away from the
city, pack the
self-sufficiency, take
the sun

with you.
it’s uncanny
how it works –
another one small
step for man, one
giant leap for

kind of moment