December 22, 2014

Departures


Our guests
arrive tomorrow.
We'll pick them up
at the airport,
make sure
they're comfortable
by the pool, 
turn down each bed
where sleep awaits,
upstairs.

While they swim,
they'll be wondering
where we've gone,
not yet knowing
they're becoming us,
just as, in turn,
they'll immerse
others who follow.

Until they're ready,
we're still here,
confirming once more
from the airport,
all departures
are on time,
this year.