Postcard 32

You can only appreciate what was
Lost when you look from a great
Distance. At first, you can't
Conceive of how the world
Changed, how the empty space in the sky
Will make your heart stop or how
The pictures from before will
Surprise you when you stumble upon them, unprepared.
In the immediate aftermath
You repeat your old patterns for
That is all you know. It's
Only after time and space
Impose new ways of being
Upon you, new habits which
Seem to have always existed
That you can be reminded by
A photograph or a song or a memory
Of how it used to be and how much
You can't forget


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