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A Figure



A figure going on a journey.
A figure coming home, changed.
But home has changed too,
and something is wrong.
The birds still sing in the trees in the yard,
but they are no longer singing to him.
The leaves still make shadow puppets on the ground,
but he can no longer make out the story.
The clocks run faster
and the rooms are smaller
and neither the furniture nor the appliances
seem to recognize him.
A figure repacking his bag.
A figure leaving to seek what he'd thought he already had.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.