By Lana Chesley, Kasilof

Nostalgia that makes

The stomach ill,

Forever down and

Trembling will

Always seek the

Moments when

Ever the near

Seems never again.

Once sought,

Once gained,

One lost,


Memories that dry the rain.

Nostalgia seems to

Stake the sane

And still to render

The headled in pain.

Ever, always

Never and night.

There’s more to life

Than meets the eye.

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