Once a place of great delight

Anxiety tugs at his heart
and memories rise
as he nears the place –
memories once sweet
have now turned ashen,
burned bitter;
pain sears him,
slows him,
stops him.
He shakes his head
squeezes his eyes,
clutches his chest.

The pain remains,
eases,
increases.

Unwilling to turn away,
he deeply sighs
and moves forward,
to cross the threshold,
recognizing the pain will be
his constant companion
from that moment forward,
forevermore.

2 June 2012
While welcomed at Moe’s
Louisville, KY

 

1 Comment

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One response to “Once a place of great delight

  1. jane

    beautifully sad

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