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poem: the return

Nancy

putting away groceries
the night before her return
the house is empty and quiet

the sudden sharp scent of
oranges . . .
and then of apples . . .
make me close my eyes

for nancy

Update (March 12, 2009) I linked this post to the readwritepoem blog, where there is a weekly poetry “prompt” inviting people to submit poems on a new theme each week. This week’s theme was poems inspired by food. (You can read other poets’ submissions on the theme at the blog too.)

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