la casita pacifica
my tiny peaceful house.
“why do you go away? so that you can come back.
so that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors.
coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
one sister visiting
one sister gone too soon
only brother on his way
grandchildren in tow
we visited the place
where we had grown up.
it looked much the same
yet felt somehow not.
much like us.
“there is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged
to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”
with temps in the 90s late in september
this kinder has it right
or perhaps it never left?
“i haven’t had the time to plan returning to the scene because I haven’t left it.”