Leaving…

For The Sunday Muse Prompt #176:

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When in the stillness
of the night, sleep
slips away, slowly –
my eyes heavy
with the weariness
of deferred respite –
I remember the road
from there to here,
how it turns
upon itself, snaking
this way and then that
and then disappears.

I remember that leaving
is for the living –
those who have learned
to gift the blessing
of forgiving
and forgetting
to the past.

6 thoughts on “Leaving…

  1. The song, “I’m leaving, on a jet plane” came to mind.
    Leaving is hard, best way is to leave in good terms.
    But I won’t forget and didn’t really forgive.
    ..

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