Leaving home is a painful time, they say.
Been here so long this place is in my blood
Like too much alcohol. This sun-drenched day
Is melancholy, as fond memories flood
My consciousness: a love, a hate, a time
When many disparate parts converged to make
A moment, lingering sweet and sublime.
Among the chattel I must try to break
Away from, and move on to other things,
My life’s collection. Time to take a chance,
Find a new adventure, see what life brings
In a new place, imagine now a dance
To different music, different beat. No rain
On new parades. A loss becomes a gain.