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When My Time Comes

I know

we haven’t known each other


to well - 

but I know


my mom

considers herself


to be

a lot like you, and likewise,


I consider myself

a lot like her.  This means


I must be

a lot like you.


I hope that’s true.

Because


I want to believe

I will be


as brave

as you.


-----


The birds

dove


and wrestled 

in the mulberrys.  


“I’sorry birdies,” he says,

the next day,  


remembering 

their trajectory.


We are out there

doing the same thing -  


and the next

day, 


-----


                              I am at work,


and it is a moment

I can’t get out of - the wind


blowing through the beeches, my feet

planted 


where they can find traction.  Fear - 

that nimble


beast                               not able

to find


any.  Pushed up

against 


the mirror, falling in 


just dust 

and stars.




Posted 03/20/21
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