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24 now


“Close your eyes now,” I said
to a daughter who was already asleep
and woke from my words.

The thunder crashed. Perhaps
I wanted her scared, so I could be dad.

But there’s nothing I could do except
do nothing, together with her.

It’s like words. Things happen.
Without words they would still happen.
But then without words.

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  1. Date: 10/14/2010 5:04:00 AM
    Profoundly rich and serious, a very penetrative philosophy that sings sublime. I should be honored of I was accepted as your friend. There is so much learn from your effect and your precision. One love

  1. Date: 4/19/2009 6:52:00 AM
    They do grow up too fast. And it leaves us speechless at times. All we can do is watch them use the many things that we instilled. And hopefully, we have instilled enough good that they can love and enjoy being who they are, themselves. Keep writing. God Bless you and welcome to Poetry soup. Love, Dane

  1. Date: 4/18/2009 10:49:00 AM