Given Location

Places— those are the hardest
for me.
Those geographic locations
swimming with phantoms
from different lifetimes.

It’s the smell of rooms,
the sound of a quiet bed late at night.
It’s the vacant coffee shop tables,
the wind blowing from the water tower
above town.

There are moments
I can barely swallow it down
thinking on those places,
those phantoms,
those lifetimes I can’t find again.

 

—N.A.

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