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Degrees of Separation

                              Inside, light contrasts
                              with shadows outside my window
                              memories of other lives
                              in other times.
                              Somewhere a woman
                              calls herself my mother.
                              She is a close friend
                              first met on another day,
                              and I am one of the people
                              taken into her into life.
                              She says we’re all related
                              by some measure,
                              working, playing, loving,
                              dreaming in soliloquies.
                              To be born alone
                              means to die the same,
                              and survivors weather the change.
                              She says what counts
                              is what happens in between
                              beginnings and endings
                              philosophies shared
                              over herbal tea and soy nuts.
                              When others outside my window
                              begin their days, I ponder
                              degrees of separation
                              reflected in relations 
                              I’ve come to know.                                                         

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  1. Date: 10/31/2012 10:22:00 AM

    Thank you for your nice comment.

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 11:39:00 AM

    great write Mike