Almost Home, a poem written by John Drudge at Spillwords.com

Almost Home

Almost Home

written by: John Drudge

 

Returning
Under weightless skies
Along a swift line
With strident speed
Down the Boulevard Raspail
To the beat of Baudelaire
Beneath my feet
With nothing unsurpassable
Ahead
And the overpowering
Currents of the river
A distant memory
Behind
Far from ruthless
Indecision
And the arid landscapes
Of pale forgiving
Where reasons and roses
Never Bloom
Watching your shadow
Move
In the window
From the street
Knowing that time
Sometimes stills
For us
And that I am
Almost home

John Drudge

John Drudge

AUGUST 2020 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords Press
John is a social worker working in the field of disability management and holds degrees in social work, rehabilitation services, and psychology. He is the author of three books of poetry: "March" and "The Seasons of Us" (both published in 2019) and "New Days" (published in 2020). His work has appeared widely in numerous literary journals, magazines, and anthologies internationally. John is also a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee and lives in Caledon Ontario, Canada with his wife and two children.
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