August 19, 2009

Poem For Today by Army Poet

Leaving

Packing quietly in early morning grey,
Stuffing things deep down...
Reaching to the bottom of my soft sided and cheap bag.

I watch you doze,
The silence of your old pain,
It is only a quick a flicker in your lashes now,
You sigh and dream on.
I smile at the small noises you make when you sleep.

Your chest rises and drops,
I want to stop everything,
Climb back into bed to shelter with you

I leave you soon,
And I hate for you to see me leave,
Even though it's you that drop me at the airport.

Not seeing me put away things,
It only makes it seem easier,
I still miss you,
One day I won't leave.

By Army Poet - August 2009

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