Departure and Arrival

My Darling Prince

I've built my life around you

Six years of serving, cleaning, cooking, baking

Six years of laughter and love-making

And occasional loneliness

You've secured a home

Furnished with appliances 

Furniture, to fill this empty place

When you leave, all the pain and joy

Seeps into this temporary flesh house

Tears wept for those I can't see

Love, for the very same people

An unending stream of rapture

And despair

Swirling within

Then, you return

Smiling, I place my arms around you and make dinner

As though nothing happned in between

Your departure and arrival. 

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