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A wink & a nod (04/24/2013)
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Prematurely, Spring winked slyly at me

from a robin perched at the top of a tree.

The sky appeared frantic, confused, and dazed,

like a deer in a snowstorm who had lost her way.

March, the twentieth, came and left,

turning my spirits chilled and bereft.

Then one fine morning when least expected

millions of goose-bumps had been disconnected.

A housebound person need not be denied

that first nod of springtime on everyone’s mind.

A world made of windows, cement, and boards

could drive an invalid out of his gourd.

The greater world opens its jaws as he sneaks

through a side door and the freedom he seeks.

Familiar maples tipped colorful hats,

a gesture that brought him scurrying back.

Life from the inside, with its frames of glass,

is safe and secure. He can live with that.

That which becomes our unspoken fate

is often the place we love to hate.

Janet Lewis Burns

Lewiston

 

 

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