What was the parting like?

What is the sound of the last leaves of Fall,
as they descend at October dusk?

Do you know the sound of a screendoor slamming,
when a child is leaving home for the day?

What was the parting like?

Do you know the sip of summer's first glass of  lemonade
bitter and sweet and sublime?

Do you know the taste of fresh bread,
baked by the hands of one you love?

Do you know the scent of woodsmoke on a day so cold
that the grey trail heads down,
not up?

What was the parting like?

A sigh.


for oenone

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