Tears fell as we embraced one another.
Somehow, sustaining conversation
became a chore after a week.
Togetherness voided privacy.
Squeezing in responsibilities,
I realized I was not on vacation;
only you were.
Relieved to return to my personal
pattern, I watched your plane depart.
Lois Greene Stone, writer and poet, has been syndicated worldwide. Poetry and personal essays have been included in hard & soft cover book anthologies. Collections of her personal items/ photos/ memorabilia are in major museums including twelve different divisions of The Smithsonian.