“That Sweet By and By”

A road trip, open highway, plenty of time to talk. We say nothing.

A religious station, an old hymn, a woman’s voice offered up in praise.

“That sweet by and by.”


There is the expanse of creation between us. Once, we were one.

Words are fluttering and empty. Once they called down God himself.

They once brought us together.


The sun is a golden halo in bright and shimmering clouds. Like heaven.

Promise of place beyond silence and distance, and loss in close quarters.

Promise of a return of once was close and effortless.


“That sweet by and by.”


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