Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Visit

McDonald’s in the morning,
his first in a fourth of his life,
words tumbled out, 
between the bites of old comfort.
His last five years in prison,
new place this week, more freedom,
nine months to go, until
college, a new life,
so many unknowns, new fears.
We walked inside the fence, 
round and round,
more unwrapping, to the core
of where he wanted to go  ---
who he wanted to be.
The Scrabble game brought laughs
and time just to be
closer to the peace
he craves.
--Neal Lemery

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