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As You Walked Out The Door #Holidays #children #poem

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My eyes glinted

the stars caught it

the misty tear “goodbye”

I tried so hard to hide

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The first time you waved

that winning smile followed

my heart couldn’t believe

I’d get used to watching you leave

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your deep voice fills the rooms

in memory’s spaces

and I fight back dreams

to shrink you back to three

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but all that is left

an imprint of your laughter

captive of the autum’s glow

and your 7 foot shadow

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as you walked out my door

*

leaves spinning

autumn’s dance floor is full

home is far behind

leaf dance

The prom pt at Chevrefeuille’s is Exodus. This haibun is a reflection of the final waltz of autumn as loved ones say their goodbyes.

I’m also sharing this with the Poetry Pantry where poets join to share a bit of warmth.