Touch: The Journal of Healing



Moving On *

    by Art Heifetz

He used to be an old man

crying in the shower.

He’s growing younger now,

his grief a storm

which rumbles to an end.

The wind abates,

the current slackens on the shoals,

white clouds stretch across the sky

like huge confections.

He can’t forget

the shadow of her smile

the solace of her touch

but he knows he should be

moving on.

Crockett’s widow waits for him

in Callao,

decked out in her imported dress,

her hair cascading down

like ribbons of ripe wheat.

He climbs into his runabout,

revs up the engine,

steers a steady course

across the sound.

With any luck

he’ll find safe harbor

in his new love’s arms

before the night descends.

© 2014  Art Heifetz

* previously published in Verse Virtual

Art Heifetz has published over 100 poems in 10 countries. In 2013 he was nominated for a Pushcart and won second prize in the Reuben Rose competition in Israel.

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