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Absence and Me
by Ryan N Pritt
Sunday, July 19, 2009
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I watch the lights fade in the rear view,

Like the turning off of an old TV,

The brightness shrinks its focus into one

Distinct dot,

Before burning out.

Another city visited,

A stay as temporary as the ones before

As fleeting as a rainbow,

Slicing gray skies.

 

False happiness had filled my stay,

Like bright red thread,

Disturbing patches of white fabric chaos.

The passenger seat remains empty,

Save for the presence of Absence itself,

which proves to be

a bittersweet traveling companion.

 

This journey has been an ongoing

Disappointment.

The homes I thought I had found

Revealed their true identities

Like a foiled magic trick,

But I’m the one repeatedly

Forced to disappear.

 

The stars above twinkle,

Their brightness,

In obvious disagreement

With the darkness surrounding

Everything

On the road,

In the car,

In my life.

 

A heavy layer of fog settles in

Like God has put a pan lid

On top of a boiling pot of soup.

But my foot pushes harder,

Subconsciously hoping for

A brick wall in the middle of

My lane.

 

But I know, no such end exists.

Like an unmanned rocket

Aimed at the heavens and fired,

I may travel forever,

Untouched and undisturbed,

Just a flying object

Passing bright, promising galaxies,

On my way to nowhere,

Where no one

Is waiting for me.

 

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