Watching you
I get nervous

mist floating
city streetlights shrouded

Drift away to sleep
Pull in a million stars
Toward faraway dreams

I hear you.
Quietly at rest
while fully escaping your body
you float

Past this house
toward your eternity
into the rooms
of a life
lives past
and dreams

In the ether
are dreams
I cannot argue
or give a reason
for you to come home

When the morning comes
you arrive
Eyes flutter,
suitcase unpacked
thank you
a million times
for coming


Published by Adam

For almost two decades, Adam F. C. Fletcher has led international outreach focused on engaging people successfully. Working with thousands of youth-serving nonprofits, K-12 schools, government agencies, international NGOs and other organizations around the world, his work spans the fields of education, public health, economic development and social services, and includes professional development, public speaking, publishing, social media and more. He founded the Freechild Institute for Youth Engagement, SoundOut and CommonAction, as well as writing more than 50 publications and 500 articles. He has also established 150-plus community empowerment projects.

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