not home

she stopped by a fancy shop
’twas some time yet before the aluminum bird
would fly her home

the first instinct was to look for
a couple of silk ties in the color
he would love

it took her a few beats
to realize that her home
was no longer his


written for mayfalls 30/31, “silk ties”
mayfalls is a Twitter poetry challenge hosted by @breath_words and @a_sea_of_words

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