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It's the Poetry Sisters' last challenge for 2020: to write to the theme of "Wish I'd Been There," or to an historical event that incites wistfulness. Here's my draft.
We live at the corner of Lincoln and Forest.
What I wouldn't give to stand here
and turn the dial of time backward,
rewind the threads of now
onto the spool of eternity,
divisive moments in human history blurring, retreating, disappearing
as the beech-oak-hickory canopy
concealing a sky that has never known contrails.
©Mary Lee Hahn, 2020 (draft)