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Like Many Times Before

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Like Many Times Before

Together we rode in heavy silence like a steady drum, and we knew
this wouldn't be the last time
that I would stare out pretending at passing yellow stripes
both of us measuring (or had you even tried?)
at a handful of words. You wanted 

Something I never seemed to have. Or that I left unsaid. 
(You've said many times before)
But I was measuring instead. I tried the only hand I knew
mimicking the calm you flaunted.
I didn't know anymore.

So I stared ahead at nothing while you drove
resolutely down our street, turning
silently into the driveway that had been
our home for nine long years.

For a few seconds, I held back tears.
(I'd always known you hated tears)
But then turned to you slowly as you cut off the engine, 
and smiled, for just a moment.
You smiled back softly.
And like many times before,

we knew that the silence would return to laughter,
or touching, or even just acknowledgement.
With a silent transformation that bore the only witness
to all the reasons we loved at all,
and only we knew.

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  1. Date: 4/21/2011 6:53:00 PM
    Touching and well written except for places capitals should be and some where they shouldn't. Read if you will "separated roads and our rain dance"