Separation

 

I stare through the rear window
as the car begins to move away  
with tears running the gamut of
my face
my body trembling and wet with
sweat I choke with anger
as the contempt for this separation
grows deep
I wail and I wail
it is then that the memory of her
tear filled puffy red eyes as she is
cloaked in a moment of sadness
is imprinted on me
and I became a broken child
on a journey to a world that seemed
to be without conscience
for no longer could I be her protector
and me the center of her attention
as the weeks turn to years the years
to decades
a bitter emptiness haunts me
for when I search my memory  
nowhere do I find ever saying  
the goodbye word
to my little sister
and I cry



Earl S. Jackson
Mar 1996


Copyright © 2010 Earl S. Jackson, all rights reserved


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