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After a Long Absence

by Mainon A Schwartz

Picking up a pen with
intentions
after so many years

makes me feel like
a grey-haired suitor
shambling up a footpath

to approach the love of my youth.

She is sitting
on her front porch,
rocking gently,

knitting something warm.
I see now she has been waiting
for me

just as I left her.

02/28/2010

Posted on 02/28/2010
Copyright © 2021 Mainon A Schwartz

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Joan Serratelli on 02/28/10 at 05:52 PM

I enjoyed this read- bittersweet. I'm glad you shared it- very vivid; great word choice. We all go through blocks- for one reason or another. Welcome back.

Posted by Kimberly Bowen on 02/28/10 at 10:42 PM

wow. lately this has been EXACTLY how I feel. The picture is perfectly crafted. I love the idea of a "grey-haired suitor shambling". beautiful work.

Posted by Anne Di Baguette on 05/27/10 at 07:34 AM

This gives me hope. Very sweet image. Very nicely done.

Posted by George Hoerner on 09/17/10 at 09:07 PM

I do hope there is more to come!

Posted by Rachelle Howe on 08/09/12 at 08:12 PM

makes me feel like a grey-haired suitor shambling up a footpath to approach the love of my youth.

I've always loved that voice that now seems like an echo, but the reverberation returns and I'm thrilled.

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