Friday, May 22, 2015

Leaving

Unnatural.
Goodbyes
Partings
Separations
each
a little death.

Bags packed
Taxi waiting
flight boarding
monitor beeping 

heart beating I
want to look back
but
there is no time
and
if I look
my feet will never move
from this place
forever 
frozen in this spot
pillar of salt
but
how can I not look?

and

numb myself
to the pain inside
to the pain outside
to the steps I am making
down this long path 
from which I cannot come back. 

I must make these steps.
I must walk this road.

I cling to Your hand
and move
forward.



Linking up with Velvet Ashes at The Grove where the theme this week is "Leaving"

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2 comments:

  1. Oh Michele, this is beautiful. The images you create and the depth of feeling expressed. Thank you. I'm reminded afresh of how hard this is, this life we lead. And yet how we are not left alone. Ah, the tensions and the paradox.

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy. Thanks for writing and coming by and reading and sharing all this with us.

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