Goodbye

Goodbye

for my niece

I set her luggage on the curb

as she steps out of the car,

then hug her slim, confident body,

feeling the weight of her head on my shoulder

the way she used to fall asleep

when I rocked her twenty years ago,

colicky and tired…

–excerpt from “Goodbye” in To Sip Darjeeling at Dawn by Donna Pucciani,

Virtual Artists Collective, 2011.  First published in Not A Muse and Pennine Ink.

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One response to “Goodbye

  1. Way to go! C u on the Queen! Peedie

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