Mix of Sun & Clouds by James Babbs

it’s May again
the 16th and I guess
nothing has really changed
another year has passed
but I’m still here
still
thinking about you
it’s been 32 years
and I’m still waiting
sitting here alone
in the last house
down at the end of the block
the same old town
but the faces look different
a lot of them
I don’t even recognize
anymore
and when I look in the mirror
I see another stranger
with silver in his hair
staring back at me
in just a few months
I’m going to turn 50
and you weren’t even 30
when your time ran out
every day the sun
every day the sun
and some days
a mix of sun and clouds
today
it looks like rain
and when I look out the window
when I’m getting drunk again
I see the tops of houses
rising into the air
in the distance
out there across the fields

James Babbs Photo 2
James Babbs is a writer, a dreamer, a three-time loser and an all-around nice guy who just wants to be left alone. James is the author of Disturbing The Light(2013) & The Weight of Invisible Things(2013) and has hundreds of poems and a few short stories scattered all over the internet.

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