Appreciation From The Road

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Home (again)

I unlatch the door

and wander though the house

dragging the slight luggage

of my bones.

 

They are lined with travel,

a silk-painted weariness

of the quaint and foreign.

 

Home (again)

I find your shoes

on the table. Polished but missing

their laces.

 

I want to string their holes

with a long strand of words.

 

A skein of sentence

that unravels

as I walk this room

touching:

 

your comb, your decanter

of shaving cologne,

 

your white shirt

lending cover

to a scratched chair.

 

A run-on reason

of why I bind myself

to you, Our mutual journey

within.

 

4 comments

  1. Wendy,

    This poem has the loveliest voice.

    “dragging the slight luggage

    of my bones.”

    I feel this more than see it. It is a powerful part of this powerful poem.

    “A skein of sentence

    that unravels

    as I walk this room

    touching:”

    This is knowing and showing what language can do. Just grand!

    “A run-on reason

    of why I bind myself

    to you, Our mutual journey

    within.”

    And this is what it’s all about.

    You are a natural born poet!

    Sarah

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  2. Hi Sarah

    this is an older one but I am so glad you enjoyed it! As always, your gracious comments and support are s deeply appreciated!

    Many thanks!
    Take care,
    Wendy

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  3. A loneliness, she missing him,
    and perhaps some difficulty in their relationship
    since she is gone a lot.

    I love these lines:

    “I want to string their holes
    with a long strand of words”

    Brought to mind holes in the communication
    between the two people.
    The speaker wants to fill those gaps
    with words of explaining, real communicating between them
    and fill the emotional gaps that exist.

    Much enjoyed.
    take care,
    Kerri

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  4. Hi Kerri

    Thank you so much for this wonderful comment on my poem ; and I love your keen interpretation of this work and deeply appreciate it!

    Again thank you,
    take care
    Wendy

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