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Two people drifted
then came together again
the afternoon light
shading out her stance
yet he could see her clearer now
clearer than before
he longed to hold her close
needing her much more

For the children had moved out
all but now moved on
she looked at him with memories
listening to their song
as the light outside fell quiet
when the the wind had drawn final breath
he carried himself back into her
deep within her step

With the fork in the road now passed
he smiled to meet her once more
I love you darling
she whispered
in his ear
outside their door