adirondacks

i come to the backyard. i sit in one of the adirondack chairs you made for us. my coffee held in a blue mug, my body cradled by wood, while two birds fly overhead like we used to. shadow spills from the oak like a dark shore upon which i wait. beluga clouds swim across the sunpath, my shoreline disappears. now i can only wonder where land and water meet, where light and dark touch, where in and out border, where yes starts and no ends.

the dogwood, so pretty, this year compared to last, and the apple tree and the gardens, and the house. this abode, my most treasured home of my lifetime thus far, and you, my dearest friend.

what is this? what is this unrelenting urge to run?

the whistle blows downtown, the drawbridge is lifting: the river divides land, the whistle, time, the night, day, the new, then.

my heart would break had it any idea the reality in question – just whispers, murmurs, secrets hush-told like rumors in a hallway, hand over mouth with faux-innocent mask in place.

chaos comes and sits at my feet on the shore, for the shore is back. we wait and it fades, returns, evaporates, like a lost but important thought. butterfly wings of plush black jolt across an off-shore breeze of answers and forgiveness.

slopes – crests – tides – currents.

a single bird flies overhead (i hear feathers through air by mighty beats an arrow shot sure and fast) out to sea, where i am drawn from thoughts of you in the backyard.

xoxo

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