the pain comes to me in the afternoon
as I sit in front of the tree
meant for you and me
I cannot hide from the tears inside
they well up
and finally, come forth
in my heart
and on my cheeks, they do intone
in the midst of our tryst, as
I call upon the heavens to help me understand
of love’s empty nest
Jeff grew up in Los Angeles, and now lives in Corvallis, Oregon, where he works in Educational Leadership. Jeff’s interests and passions include personal and professional development, developing new ways to increase access to higher education, and creating inspiration, transformation, and more equity throughout society. Visit Develop. Inspire. Transform. to read more of his thoughts and writing.
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