goodbye green door
goodbye five step porch stairs
id never felt balance on before
goodbye neighbor’s trash cans
stinking in the middle of june
goodbye grand old opera played
against the moon. goodbye ground
floor tenants passing whiskey after
four. goodbye bistro set and the three
times I sat with you before.
goodbye pandemic garden, no tomatoes
this year coming back to win. goodbye cheap
rent, goodbye all the good spots my plants
sprouted in. goodbye white brick, thick,
worn in walls. goodbye silver slick mailbox,
the sound the keys makes to reach the junk. goodbye
house, goodbye home, I’m leaving you
with someone else’s luck!
a clean goodbye!