Small Alef Poetry

Mention first leaving
the place is diminished by the leaving
a big person
leaves a big space behind her


Here it’s him
leaving the seventh well
going toward
in the direction of —

Knowing where he is leaving from
not sure where he is going to –
he has a direction but not a

You’re ________ years old
you know what it’s like
to leave
not know exactly where
you are going,

only –
you must leave.

A direction
not a destination
a way toward.

So be a big person
the kind of person who leaves a space behind you
try to be the kind of person
who has a direction.

Go toward it.

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Small Alef poetry