Fade Away

Unknown scents found under tree lines, hidden below the morning mist

No further, daydreams stop in their tracks to listen for lyrics not yet sung

Glances over my shoulder, a presence that remains in the background

Bridges sway silently in the thickness of breathless air

And I fear I will fade away completely unless I feel the touch of your hand one more time

Captured Split Second Pieces

The sound of butterfly nets

In slow motion arcs

Divide clouds

And sift through words

Capturing tenderness and warmth

In split second pieces

That easily escape the naked eye

Held just for now

Savored and embraced

They are released back to the sky

Awaiting others

To be recaptured and inhaled

Shared sentiments to be relived

Connections that continue through time

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Rehabilitation

Short walks with long strides

My head still feels the heaviness

From the weight of the fog

Not from pressure of the mass

The leaves that lay on the ground spin

Swirling and creating a blindfold around my eyes

And I pause for a moment to collect my thoughts

And gather myself before returning home