POEM: the boy across the street is moving away

the boy across the street is moving away

two little boys in the driveway
saying goodbye, probably forever
at this moment it seems like
the biggest loss in the world
they’re not even sure how to act
one boy hugs, the other stands there
they exchange numbers
calling each other “dude”
then one turns, walks toward
the moving van in the driveway
the other watches him walk away
takes his mother’s hand
heads back to the house

21 September 2013
State College, PA

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