My commute home is a bittersweet part of my day.
It’s sweet to be going home to my wife, my pets, my cozy house,
But I feel a pang when I pass Edgewater.
I miss the beach.
Memories of being a child at my grandparents’ trailer
Blend into picnics at the park with sweethearts past and present
And drum circles with my best friend.
Lake Erie, I have not forgotten you.
I hope we will be reunited soon without the separation of my car.
Meghan K. Donovan is a writer and visual artist. By day, she is a legal secretary at the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. She is a member of the board of Cleveland Peace Action and volunteers at All Faiths Pantry and with the Alliance for the Great Lakes. She has been active with Cleveland Pandemic Response. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Baldwin Wallace University. Her current project is a novel about hacker nuns in the 1980s. She lives with her wife and fur-children in the Edgewater neighborhood.
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