Goodbye

distance wavers then opens like eyes

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1.

in the green green
of July you drive
curves among the hills
each twist intimately your's
in the twilight
 
this is a journey of longing
to touch the past once more
and still leap forward
blindly into the arms of a lover
you dream lifts you
above this ancient ground
 
as night slips along the horizon
you whisper her name
touching your fingers to your lips
in a familiar gesture
you believe she calls your name
in this way each night
at the ocean
distance wavers then opens
like eyes
 
 

2.

tomorrow
you will touch each place
each memory in a country
you will never return to alone
the breath of your childhood
pulsing in your ears
as you step tentatively
beyond this moment
 
small goodbyes tug at you
as you excuse yourself
in a present tense
for all the entwined unbearable
histories days years spent
and now lost
 
you remind yourself
of necessity this impulse
toward a dream of a woman
who refuses to allow distance
the synchronicity of hearts
along an expanse of time
she calls to you on the tide
as you turn to leave
you also begin to come home
 

Author: synchronicityoftheheart

I am a writer, photographer, swim coach, special education teacher, herbalist and holistic care practitioner. I have been taking photos of the colonial era cemetery in San Juan, PR since I was a teenager. It is located below El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, the Spanish fortress that guards San Juan Bay. I have multiple degrees from Utica College, Syracuse University, Old Dominion University and Washington Institute of Natural Medicine. I was lucky to study photography at the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute in Utica, NY and study writing at the Women's Writers Center in Cazenovia, NY.

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