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Arrival

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The sun is sliding off its track,
making its way
to a planet with more promise,

its airbrush dusks
now indifferent middle grays–
Mondays, Thursdays.

Alone on my hill
my breath alarms me.
Did it sound like that, before?

I want to look up
to call to the North Star
to get me out of here

but my eye falls like a spent balloon
to the glowing window
at the bottom of the hill.

A shape is bent over its work,
hands on its head
as it considers the impossible

the collapse passing under its nose,
glowing tolls and tallies among
grinning hearts and hashtags,

claiming bravery – unearned
courage – curated
from six feet apart.

It looks up.
I am still.
I want to wave.

It pauses.
I want to know
I am not a ghost

but it returns to its screen,
hands propping its head again
like a Dali crutch.

I look to the North Star
but no one can read a sextant here
and the wind is dying.



–Teresa Kiplinger

Photo: TIm Foster, Unsplash

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