An Evening’s Walk

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Contributor: J.K. Durick

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Even before
We got going
It started
To sprinkle
And after
A street
Or two,

Two left turns
And a stop
Or two
So the dog
Is satisfied,

It began to rain

Enough to
Turn us back
To retrace
Our step
To unwind
Our walk

Moving faster
At the end
Than earlier.

Our lives
Become outlines
Like this,

Partially filled in

Too hard
To measure,

We forget
Almost before
They’re over.

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J. K. Durick is a writing teacher at the Community College of Vermont and an online writing tutor. His recent poems have appeared in Camel Saloon, Black Mirror, Milo Review, Eye on life Magazine, and Leaves of Ink.


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