koi no yokan
from the moment that we met
i knew this would hurt

daddy longlegs

it was a wednesday.

and i know that it was a wednesday
not because i recall it being a wednesday,
but because wednesdays were the days
we reserved for ourselves.

and this day -
well it was ours.

we lay in a tent beneath the sky
embracing our temporary, myopic world
when you spotted a daddy longlegs
sauntering slowly by.

i will admit, now,
that my first reaction was recoil.
had always given me the heeby-jeebies.

but it was a wednesday
and that meant something.

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Nearly ten thousand Americans are buried at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, a World War II cemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, that honours American troops who died in Europe during World War II. In Normandy, many still call these U.S. soldiers “our liberators” in honor and gratitude for their service. The thousands of crosses were an amazing and somber sight to behold, laid just footsteps away from Omaha Beach. The memorial also contains the remains of two Niland brothers, who inspired the story of “Saving Private Ryan”. #travel #normandy #france #grateful