Moving On

on track

The last box taped closed

final mail arrangements made

phonebooks left for new victims

echoing rooms scanned for laggers

cupboards swept clean for the first time

toilet checked one more time

dog belted into the backseat

cat carrier loaded next to her

gerbil cage duck taped to top of carrier

small angry child strapped in the middle

parents shutting the past without a key

a family points their car toward the future

without looking back.

NaPoWriMo #30

It has been a pleaure this year to see so many old friends, and to make new ones. Thank you to all who came to read or allowed my poems to invade their inboxes. Your support has kept me going, with much gratitude to Bonny, Adriene, Shirah, Mike, Geo Sans, Sirena, Sharon, Beth, Kavalkade, Salsachica, Busymindthinking, Shawn, iithinks, Linda, Karuni, Jackie and everyone else for commenting and following along. And a special thanks goes to Maureen for commenting and giving me feedback on every single one of the thirty poems, without missing a day! For that, you deserve a medal, my friend. 

I wrote a poem every day in April as part of NaPoWriMo’s celebration of National Poetry Month. Won’t you join me in poetry (maybe next year)?

Until we meet again, friends.