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Gyppo
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Post by Gyppo » Tue Mar 21, 2023 7:42 am

One of those daily snippets I see from my window.

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Emma

Every morning she sees her man off,
even when it's cold, and dark,
with rain hissing into their porch.

He, dressed for his outdoor job,
resting his tools on the parcel-drop box
as he pulls on his boots. 

She, barefoot in nightie or dressing gown, 
as they lean in to each other and kiss, 
before she fixes breakfast for the kids.

She doesn't stand and watch him leave,
and I can see his mental gear change,
from lover to worker as he unlocks his van.

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Re: Emma

Post by Tracy Mitchell » Tue Apr 04, 2023 8:48 pm

This really gets to the heart of the matter, so to say.  :)

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Re: Emma

Post by DeborahJean » Thu May 25, 2023 12:26 am

Love this, Gyppo. 

Another completely relatable and beautifully told story.

~Deb

 

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Re: Emma

Post by Gyppo » Thu May 25, 2023 3:01 pm

They're not predictable to the minute so I don't see the doorstep ritual every day, but when I do it always makes me smile.

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Re: Emma

Post by Mark » Tue May 30, 2023 9:33 am

An observational tale of real people. Engaging and human.

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Re: Emma

Post by indar » Tue May 30, 2023 10:10 am

What a lovely observation, Gyppo. Heartfelt.

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