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The Sojourner


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The Sojourner

 

Temporary homes

I’m moving again

away from or following

something anything Other

 

than

their broken fantasies

shattered in places

I understand

 

Like my dreams of buying

the family house for its sense

of comfort and finding it has traveled

to a completely different

sprawl than the one

remembered

those fallow fields

hidden streams

unkempt orchards

discovered built and abandoned

tree forts fire-pits hidden treasure

left in old wells by the last settlers

who believed their thoughts and feelings

were the brick and mortar that kept the wild

out as I did only to find these communal walls

of suffering and shared pain only served to keep

us in.

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David W. Parsley

Nice one, doc. Has a sense of displacement perpetuated down the generations, confounding the desire for heritage and anchoring, while at the same time chafing against confines. Stanza two felt a little less original than the first and third, but overall fine work.

 

- Dave

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

hi doc con and juris, the first stanza really suits the poems entire outlook. the third stanz is very loose fitting. overall a enjoyable read.

 

victor

Larsen M. Callirhoe

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