Walking Away
by John J Kazlauskas

I thought it would be easy
to just walk away
with no explanation
like players after a game

they pass each other and say
nice game

but down deep they don’t mean it
how can you congratulate

who just beat you
as if it was not that important
just a diversion of sorts
a way to pass the afternoon

but later when you are alone
sitting at the dinner table

you realize that it was
the hardest thing
you ever had to do.



John J Kazlauskas is retired and living in Tucson Arizona where he writes, paints, swims and cooks. This is his first attempt to get his work published.