Departure is a welcome betrayal
Heartbreaking, hopeful:
My sons, my daughter,
You visit, stay a while:
Dismay, delight, perplex,
Enthrall, reveal, astonish.

Then as always, it is time to go:
My heart breaks, as I said,
I am emptied, then adjust
And we each take a path
Our own: complete.

— August 29, 2006

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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  1. charlie says:


    I keep saying I can’t comment anymore and then am moved to say, if nothing else, how powerful I find all of these. You continually bring me right to the hot core of whatever it is you’re talking about!


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