to lost places

strip mall

strip mall

To Lost Places

A corner of stores with Spanish and English names
Sits at a traffic light near my home in Michigan.
A patch of cement and a few unfrequented buildings,
Seen only from a car window
Waiting for the light to change.
This pocket of commerce . . .
A stretch of grass near electrical towers . . .
That sidewalk you’ve never tread . . .
But magnified strangely
By a sense of loss
After you moved

Image Credit:

Flickr:Unnamed strip mall
Flickr (2008) Unnamed strip mall. [image online] Available at: [Accessed: 11 March 2013].


About jaclynfre

Tech integration specialist, recipe adventurer, fast walker, sporadic writer, aunt, sister and daughter
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3 Responses to to lost places

  1. Beth says:

    Awwwwhhh . . . . . . Jackie. West Michigan misses you too! I do!

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