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Monday, April 4, 2011

Did you know it's National Poetry Month?

I didn't. But now I do. And so do you. And do you know what that means?

yep. You get a poem from me today.


"7 AM Love"

You approach the platform slowly,
knowing
you will not make this train.
I stand
at the door, my hand on the bar.
I could have held the door for you –
I didn’t.
  Our eyes meet and we smile,
half forgetting we don’t know each other yet,
then,
          remembering,
          our eyes slide away in apology –
    water on paper.
The smiles linger, forgotten, on our faces.

I will not see you again
– if you ride the train for a year –
this is not my usual hour.

But for three seconds, you had a perfect smile.

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