you need a vacation
from this particular vacation
then a vacation from that vacation
then a deep sleep
and a series of heartfelt goodbyes in between
before you’re ready–
and be present
p.s. We all said our goodbyes to my aunt and cousins last Tuesday. We did some last minute shopping and packing, then we dropped them off at the airport. We helped them weigh all their luggages, and said bye at security. They had a wonderful vacation and we enjoyed their time here with us, too. So, here’s to saying bye, and post vacation blues!