Saturday, March 19, 2016

Farther From the Block

Among the middle row of buildings on the east side of the street

In an anonymous neighborhood at the edge city's heat

Women on the sidewalk, watch their children play

Men across the fence lines, share a beer with stories of the day.

Children laughing, scrambling, ne'er among them all a fear

In backyards blowing out their candles and, with them, all the years. 

As time has passed they have all moved, far, and farther from the block.

None has lived for ages there, tho forgotten is the clock

For as long a time may pass between the days from there to here

As far as any of them stretches, their family keeps them near.

Go and marry! Graduate and fly.

Home is where we are together, as we will be by and by.

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