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slivers of gold

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slivers of gold

slivers of gold sifted out
glints of sunshine
cutting through clouds
only for moments
we traipse through thick thorny vines
grabbing around our ankles 
each day falling into holes
of kids screaming
climbing jagged mountains
of bosses needing more 
more of our thinly spread bodies,
minds, and spirits
wading through mud
thick mud of mortgages 
sticky stinky car payment mud
vines wrapped around our neck
with sharp thorns
sharp marriage thorns of
selfishness and indifference
we whack away with our dull hatchets
as red despair and confusion
drip down our legs with each tiring step

then for a short moment
a piercing glimpse of sun and blue sky
the blue sky eyes of that little boy
made inside me
the sun dancing 
on that sweet girls giggles 
as she puts her short awkward funny
arms about my undeserving neck
those blue eyes of that boy
and giggles of that girl saving me
saving me every day from ungratefulness
the smell of her hair and warmth of his cheeks
pulling me up from the tangled mess
 heap of indirection and self pity
for brief seconds a cool embrace
from the one who helped me make them
cold water embrace from the hope stream
quenching my parched self righteous lips
unsure when the glint of sunshine or 
sliver of gold may revisit

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