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In the Leaving Field


I am looking for you in the field
but you are not here.

I am spinning around to find you,
in that truck ahead of me,

the one I followed for two miles through Squirrel Hill.
If you turn left, I will see your profile and your white beard.

I am waiting for you to get off the airplane.
Your quick leaving frightened me, we ashed you so soon.

My eyes are sanded with sleep.
I lie down in the tall asphalt grass.

Please swaddle me. Swoon me.
It must be you in that truck.

Please turn left
so I can see you one more time.

— M.A.Sinnhuber

M.A.Sinnhuber is a poet, artist and art teacher. She resides in Mount Lebanon. Many writers featured in Chapter & Verse are guests of Prosody, produced by Jan Beatty and Ellen Wadey. Prosody airs every Saturday morning on 90.5 FM.

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