A Reunion

All day, the rain drips on the redbud,
but the puddles in the alley are
oil pools on rubber mud
and the finch on the window’s ledge
keeps asking why I am still here

All day, the train rocks you to
the chorus of the memorial hymn
you won’t let yourself forget,
but quickens the beat of your return

At twilight, I open the door to you,
spread arms in stuffed backpack,
and between us a pot of sunflowers
lies tipped on the porch,
flooding a space already full

 

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