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Your Return

Your Return

written by: Nara Hodge



If I knew you’d return at sunset,
I’d only exist after dusk –
Neither present, nor quite absent-
Until I am revived by your touch.

If I knew you’d return in the winter,
I’d forget that the summer exists;
I’d keep warm with hope’s splinter
That lodged itself in my bleeding wrist.

If I knew you’d return when it’s dark,
I’d never again put the lights on;
The candle would send its last spark
And the night would constrict like a python.

If I knew you’d return when I’m asleep
I’d refuse to be awoken.
In my dreams, perched on a cliff
I’d wait for you till I’m frozen.

If I knew you’d return when I’m gone,
I’d give up my very existence,
So long as my departure falls on
The day of your re-appearance.

Nara Hodge

Nara Hodge

Mother, lover, dreamer, poet, politics addict: Nara Hodge describes herself as a lover of words forever in awe of written word and the formidable beauty of poetry. She believes in therapeutic writing and often uses her poetry to express her pent-up emotions and untangle the chaotic thoughts of her restless mind. Nara refers to her writing as Restless Reflections, which is also the title of her first poetry collection in English that is currently in progress.

Nara writes poetry in English and Russian.
She lives with her family in beautiful Oxfordshire, England.
Nara Hodge

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