Think Of Things That Linger

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Think of things that linger: leaves,

cartons and napkins, the damp smell of mold.

Think of things that disappear…

…what brings tears into your eyes.

Something that said adios to you

before you knew what it meant

or how long it was for.

— Naomi Shihab Nye, from poem Trying to Name What Doesn’t Change