BrooksLooks @ Moved to Tears

Moved to Tears
Brooks Bradbury

they move from
the Bay State mountains
south to Connecticut’s shore
move to the land
of bratwurst and cheeses
to Sheboygan and back
to the Blue Ridge for more

move to the land
where the roadrunner races
where ocotillo grows
in wide open spaces
south and east
to the land of the pine
moved for a time up in old Appalachia
moved to the Smokies in North Caroline

at last they movedWest
in hopes it may be
a move toward home,
and sanity
Colorado
along the great divide
where the air is clear
and the views open wide

if you add up ‘em all up
all the beginnings and ends
the sad goodbyes
to new-made friends
and all those years
and unknown fears
moving trucks
and changing gears
you’ll know why now
they’re moved to tears

how many times
is their furniture stored
or tied on top
with a bungee cord
how many moves
can they really make
how many cross country
drives can anyone take
how many towns
will they call home
how many accounts
in how many banks
will they call their own
oh the packing tape
on each cardboard box
new license plates
and primary docs
when home was a rental
and a P.O. Box

through address changes
and open ranges
following their hearts all those years
if you asked why they did it
they can hardly say
they’ve already been moved to tears

maybe it’s the new American way,
to follow work where it is today
paycheck gypsies on the run
crossing the country in search of one

for the pact is broken now
loyalty long gone somehow
businesses cutting every cost
without knowing what was lost

if you add up ‘em all up
all the beginnings and ends
the sad goodbyes
to new-made friends
and all those years
and unknown fears
you’ll know why
they were moved to tears

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