Exile (with recording)

cloudy

 

Exile

Having abandoned one, I claim the other.

Rain speckles the driveway.

Solitude pays its toll with unmet expectations,
thunder receding, clouds shriveling to dust.

The mockingbird chirrs its cricket tune
before flying to a higher perch.

What you call home I call diminishment.

What you surrender, I bundle and mail to strangers.

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“Exile” last appeared here in May 2017.

13 thoughts on “Exile (with recording)

  1. What you call home I call diminishment.

    – what a brilliant and absolutely captivating line/phrase –

    wholly unexpected in its place and yet, it literally stops the breath and mind – stunning, just stunning …

    Liked by 2 people

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