Poem: The Time Before the Last

by Lee "Doc" Jordan

When I saw you before I mean
the time before the last,
it is a thought I’ll always remember,
one I don’t want to pass.
The time before the last was
much better you see,
because the last time I saw
you, I was going to leave.
Now, I am returning and I will
see you once more
it won’t be like the last time,
but like the time before.
I hope these thoughts are not
too hard for you to grasp,
but when I see you this time, it will be
like before, but it won’t be the last.

This is the first poem that appeared in the New Homeless Grapevine Issue #1