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saudade of the blue tree

posted Oct 5, 2015, 10:55 AM by C Hamlin-Krout   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 12:36 PM ]
I traveled once more to find you...
at the end of summer
with my family in tow.
It was a difficult journey,
especially where lavender
is grown...
my faith was so strong
in the power of the universe...
but we arrived home
I am not sure we can
travel to find you anymore
maybe my work will...
it was waiting for me at home
behind in expression
with deadlines drawing near...
leaving me struggling with the
haunting memories of the hungry
desperate eyes 
from refugee families...
there is no turning back for them now...
this is my earlier work
when I returned home
the first time
right after meeting you
I came home to help
my father leave
this world in peace
his body struggling with disease
too weak to continue the fight
so we all surrendered to the inevitable ...