Where Will We Go

Remember?
We were going to travel together
anywhere
everywhere
but now
I’m writing these poems
that are really letters to you
not knowing if there is any hope
left in your heart
that we will sit together
at our kitchen table
with the laptop open
to Costa Rica
San Francisco
Warsaw
comparing airlines
searching for the best views
food
wine—
I want to be a global citizen with you
after you return
after my exile
after I have learned every lesson
your forgiveness has taught me—
it doesn’t matter
that our entire last year
was plagued
dropped
lost
for a while in darkness.
Somewhere
there are beaches to stroll
trees to walk through
villages to explore.
There are so many doors half open—
I am one of them
still hoping you will return
and call me home.






DeMaris
4-10-2021

Painting by Charles Burchfield, b. 1893

Published by demarisgaunt

I currently live in Greenwood, Indiana. I love to listen to music, books on CD, podcasts or NPR as I work in my studio.  My favorite artists are Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper. I love poetry, but only the good stuff that isn’t so abstract I can’t understand it. Abstraction better lends itself to visual art, I think. Stephen Dunn is my favorite poet. He’s said just about anything that can be said about the inner workings of the heart and mind. My favorite novel is Atonement by Ian McEwan. My all time favorite band is The Cure. I love science, and anything that relates to how the mind works. I don’t believe in the supernatural. If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be Richard Dawkins or Steven Pinker. If you don’t buy my art or read my poetry, buy one of their books. It will enrich if not change your life.  My favorite things to do are hiking, kayaking and camping. My favorite food is so common, I’ll keep you in suspense (It starts with a P). I prefer chocolate to vanilla. Green is my favorite color. I have an aversion to planning or scheduling of any kind, and I live for spontaneous adventures! Telephone conversations make me anxious, and I avoid them at almost all cost. I had a happy childhood. I’m having a pretty fantastic adulthood. I have every intention of seeing my 100th birthday, after which I will happily relinquish my guts to the future of medicine. Cheers! ~DeMaris

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