before the sun goes down

by Elouise

unexpected tears sting my eyes
as I walk through the churchyard
my spirit inhales the bittersweet taste of home
beneath this sanctuary of towering trees
standing watch over silent gravestones

parents hurry past me
toward the grade school open house
across the street
oblivious to the invitation to stop
and rest a while before the sun goes down

yesterday evening, on my way home

Β© Elouise Renich Fraser, 15 September 2017
Photo taken by DAFraser from our home, November 2014
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