Put the words close enough.Closer than that, even closerso that one breathwill make the other turnand the other turn and sayand the wind break this leaffrom its stem, not the otherand make a cup for the dewin the shade where the sunwon't dry itwhere the bird stops to drinkas your son waits, pointing"birdie, birdie" andyou snap the picture, the onewhere his smile is likethe first time anyone ever smiledand its place in the frame on your deskmakes you wonder whyyou don't write poems about this.
Scott Bader-Saye on ethical banking, Lillian Daniel on immigration, Barbara Brown Taylor on pain.
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