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An In-Between Time

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He hasn’t quite left her,
she hasn’t quite given up.
The children have grown and gone,
echoes from empty rooms
make the house seem larger.
He baits a hook for a mermaid
but has not yet made a cast,
she dreams of a journey’s promise
but has not yet packed her bag.
It’s an in-between time of life
after the garden is harvested
but not cleaned up for next year.

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He hasn't quite left her,
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Poetry Now 5.4 Issue 28 (1980) 34.
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HFP Box 58 Pub Log lists title as "An In Between Time"