The Corner of Mary and Alexandria St

by Thomas K. Hunt

Once again, I find my feet on the corner of Mary and Alexandria St

Memories flood my mind as I have found my true heartbeat

Memories too many to remember

From cub Scouts and being a bartender

All the faces along the way

Some have faded, and so many came to stay

Yes, once again, I am home

I smell the river as I'm writing this poem

Back to the islands that have been my life’s inspiration

Back to my roots and all my generations

Back to the place that holds a piece of my heart

Back to the place where I got my start

Once again, I find my feet on the corner of Mary and Alexandria St

Checking for familiar faces for a chance to meet

It’s been a while, and I’m to blame

It took me a while to find that life is not a game

Throughout my journey, there’s been one constant pain

It’s from missing the river and dancing in a cool summer rain

Yes, once again, I am home

Back from where I have roamed

Back where I’m never alone

Back where I belong

Back to all of my lifelong friends

Back where the love never ends

Yes, I’m back home again

It’s been far too long

Once again, I found my seat on the corner of Mary and Alexandria St.

Where dinner is served where I used to lay my head and sleep

Where childhood neighbors still live down the street

Where I took my first steps on my own two feet

The river runs through my veins

A constant flow that keeps me sane

Now I’m dancing again in a cool summer rain

I’d love to stay, but life gets in the way

There’s always a price that you have to pay

Now I have new memories to store

I’ll be back to create many more

This is where I’ll spend my last days

There’ll come a day when I’m back home to stay

I was home again, and now it feels like a dream

But I brought back some delicious pure maple cream

River rat curd and bologna from Croghan

And all the memories that I have uploaded

I got to eat the donuts from Burrville

I won’t say how many, but I got my fill

It was so nice to see who I saw

And the restored beauty of Clayton left me in awe


Author's Note: lrr:

Posted on 09/09/2023
Copyright © 2024 Thomas K. Hunt

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