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Random Poem:

Last Time Until the Next Time
SoDelGirl

The morning before us
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Last night certainly behind
 2
Each step taken begrudingly
 3
No amount of nothing
 4
will make today
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and tomorrow
 6
or tomorrow's tomorrow
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easy.
 8
We've trudged far enough.
 9
We kiss and hold our faces close
 10
A few words,
 11
but we are both busy fight off tears.
 12
We part like a wave
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leaves a beach.
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Each drop grazes each grain
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until the water collects among itself
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and the sand breathes air and sun.
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Turbid seas                        Soaked sand
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down a pier                        Up a gangway
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Hide the tears                     two salutes
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Because I know he's gone.   I'm sealed on this ship.
 21
I dodge cranes and traffic  Shit--there's my first class
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  and garbage trucks            Already with the tasks
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Where is he?                      Got to work far enough aft
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All I want is one more       Just let me wave goodbye
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  anything
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    So long from the last time to the next time
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Finally!--                              A lull in the action
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My husband appears!           Where is she?
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I wave                                There! I blow a kiss
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Turn my back and disappear   Down falls a single tear
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Sailors and their wives
 32
A perfect marriage
 33
Depicting happy lives
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Vows of wedlock
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withstand liberty ports,
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deployments, and
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divorce courts.
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