Welcome to my new blog! In September Ian and I move to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This time we are taking an empty nest and fully intend to grab every opportunity for travel while we are there. It’s sunny in KL. We’ll only be there for four years. This is why I named my blog Sunny Interval. However, I know that moving is not all fun and games. After all, this will be our sixth move in 25 years. We know there will be highs and lows and the sun will not always shine. Please join me on this journey and share my poetry and anecdotes that will document my transition.
And to begin, a poem, about how hard it is to say goodbye…
I duck into doorways
avoiding tilted heads
and outstretched arms
that fill a hole they say I’ll leave behind.
I die a little with each move
hang scraps of flesh, like bunting,
on the boughs of much-loved trees,
cram them deep in pavement cracks.
I don my brightest robes to mask
my shrivelling heart strings
and look forwards, blinded by the sun
that it may warm the cold spots in my chest.
I dare not face the fact that
we will shortly close the door
on more richness than my toes can count,
such friendships that I cannot say goodbye.