Down Off

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Down Off

She watched her love
come from the best of all places.
Taking with him extra bags, yet,
he arrived alone.
And as he came, he swung his legs
and jumped down off.

She carried with her extra baggage,
but looking at him coming to,
eager,  fresh to forget,
she too would arrive alone
and jump down off.

Suddenly
her knowledge became
her burden,  invisible, and
only she knew how high she jumped

down off.

painting by Claudia Hallissey

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