Looking over her shoulder
for days at a time
hesitating forward
through the salty fog.

The past captures you sometimes
and holds you with a pleading hand.

Don’t go yet.
Not yet.

She looks down the seaside streets
to see where her steps were.

The fog rolls down to the harbor
where the ship waits.

– Copyright Kay Winter

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2 thoughts on “Hesitation

  1. Jennifer Cunningham says:

    Like the tension of “hesitating forward.” A possible autobiography title.

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