Contact-free

He came home. Said nothing.
His body showed no marks.

He stayed home. Said nothing.
His presence left a mark.

He left home. Said nothing.
His absence left no marks.

NaPoWriMo.net suggested use the opening line from another poet as a starting point for ours today. This opening line comes from Wislawa Szymborska’s “Going Home” (translated from Polish). I wrote mine before I read the full poem. Which was helpful, because her imagery is so strong that it would have blocked any effort to write something new.

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