• Vol. 09
  • Chapter 10
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Doors Open

Doors open, lines of communication
drawn to channel cutting comments,
a train of thought
which neither comprehends,
the gap between the two growing wider.

He is scared, for the travelling son,
saying goodbye, wants him to stay
safe, at home,
knowing he will go
- as he did.

He is scared, of the unknown, of
saying goodbye, wants to stay
safe, at home,
knowing he will go,
- as a son must.

The father drops the blade of conversation
closer to the soil of the subject at heart,
skimming the pain of parting,
remembering the journey to here,
knowing they face different lands
of time
of past left behind
of a future apart