Five Weeks Later

A reflection in verse

Photo: Tricia

It happens more than you’d expect or ever could foresee
You’re suddenly distracted and your mind is running free
You think about the weather or your family far away
You focus on the future or the pleasures of the day
The memories from seasons past pop back to make you smile
You’re on the phone with friends you haven’t talked to in a while
You haven’t been so happy since you can’t remember when
And then you see the news and you are sad and sick again

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