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What is it that I see?

Out of the corner of my eye

A fleeting shadow

Is it real?

A glimpse into another universe?

Imagination?

I think I saw my cat

She died some years ago.

Can I reach across?

Could I, can I stay?

How wonderful if so

No need to grieve

Our lost ones are still there,

In the multiverse.

Some other parallel scheme.

Can I reach my long lost baby sister?

I never knew her

She died before her birth

So sad.

I didn’t even know that she was there

On my Mother’s death I found her

In her papers.

Her name was Lindy

And I’ve always wanted a sister

What is it that I see?

Out of the corner of my eye

A fleeting shadow

If only this was real

I could reach my long lost baby sister


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What it that I see

What is it that I see?
Out of the corner of my eye
A fleeting shadow
Is it real?
A glimpse into another universe?
Imagination?
I think I saw my cat
She died some years ago.
Can I reach across?
Could I, can I stay?
How wonderful if so
No need to grieve
Our lost ones are still there,
In the multiverse.
Some other parallel scheme.
Can I reach my long lost baby sister?
I never knew her
She died before her birth
So sad.
I didn’t even know that she was there
On my Mother’s death I found her
In her papers.
Her name was Lindy
And I’ve always wanted a sister
What is it that I see?
Out of the corner of my eye
A fleeting shadow
If only this was real
I could reach my long lost baby sister

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  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:13:00 AM
    Brian, :) Congratulations on having your poem featured on the sous HOME PAGE.... always & forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 12:22:00 PM
    Wonderful reading your excellent poetry today Brian. Love, Carol