Posts Tagged ‘past’

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Summer Reunion

August 5, 2011

Memory scorched landscapes

surround the old haunts,

the places filled with specters

of a youth from years

amidst decades already

passed by.

 

Following those ghosts

of friends and summer nights,

remembered thrill

of a shortcut, hopped fences,

torn shirts and bruised knees,

so different, if only

in perspective.

 

But the coolness

of the night breeze,

murmur of night insects,

still welcomes a lingered moment

a long gaze at stars

too often missed on drives,

and deadlines.

 

But it’s not all bad,

all melancholy and memory,

easy as it is to find here.

Now still exists,

new paths, changed landscapes,

town living and growing

down a separate path,

swallowing what was,

as I find my feet again

and wander on.

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Still Friends

October 25, 2010

It’s one of those nights
where your smile melts
any bitterness, any doubt,
leaves me filled with longing,
craving nights from before,
under stars and textured ceilings,
the comfort of your laugh,
your lips, and it takes all my will,
every shred of self-control,
to drop you off at home
with a friendly goodnight
and a lonely drive home.

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Missing

February 26, 2009

Another 8 hours

leaves me drained,

longing for days

living one paycheck

to the next,

microwave dinners

and dollar menus,

but owning days

and nights, spontanaety

dictating schedule,

filled with road-trips,

marathoned series,

countless hours devoured

in discussions, dark streets,

a lifestyle unacceptable

to a world of debt

and obligation.