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  • dear Cowbird

    i will miss you
    your grey backed
    blank slate
    with a rainbow base
    where my thoughts
    fall so effortlessly

    i will miss the community
    of writers
    of varying genres
    themes
    and the seeds

    prompting new words
    and new ideas
    that i can dream
    alongside

    five years ago
    yesterday
    i wrote my first
    story
    here

    i cannot
    wont
    imagine
    a world
    without
    you

    now my tantrum

    i wish we did not
    have to let you go
    i wish you would be
    here forever

    or at least
    at 3am
    when my needle gets stuck
    in a groove of mental vinyl

    i wish it was not today
    on fat tuesday
    and my middle daughters
    fifteenth birthday

    but i wouldnt want
    this closing
    to be another day either
    i simply do not want you to go

    i wish you could stay
    for another cup of tea
    and cake
    and a sleepover

    ok
    tantrum complete


    thank you
    for the space
    and the pixels
    my gratitude goes far
    beyond the surface

    you have a place
    in the nest of my heart
    even when we are all
    stuck in a cosmic mental groove
    on the other side of the record
    in kairos
    or some future chronos
    whatever

    i hope we can play again
    share new stories
    and reminisce about the old days
    they have been good
    here on the bird

    i love you


    farwell
    and
    godspeed
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