#30 – Vacation

#30 – Vacation

It’s hard to be

come what may

on the last day

this gray area

between here

     and there


every movement

with its purpose

with its label of last


instead of a careless toss

there is a careful folding

of what we thought to bring

and treasures found


the kneel to check for things

that one last time

feels like prayer


please, god,

let me have one more day



Photo (Cape Cod, MA) & Poem ©2022, Jen Payne. #NaPoWriMo, National Poetry Month. If you like this poem, you can read similar in my books and zines, available from Three Chairs Publishing on my ETSY SHOP. They come autographed, with gratitude and a small gift.

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