Tumbleweed

i.
Dusty traveler
Blown in with the spring air
Through open windows
..
My heart embraces only those
Who leave
..
ii.
My tumbleweed—
For a moment
You’re blown back home
I wash your dusty feet
Memorizing calluses
And we split a pint of Rocky Road
Talk of nothing
Listening to the sound of our voices
mixing with the radio
..
I remember watching you fall
onto the bed, asleep.
And then there are only
The sounds of morning,
Wrinkled sheets,
And the left-behind smell of your shampoo
..
..

–from Keeping Records, © 2007 by Colette Mazunik.  ISBN: 978-0-557-21108-1

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One response to “Tumbleweed

  1. Lovely

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