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    and now what?

    The snow this morning falls
    it is wet and young

    and will wash away. I can smell
    the grass below
    my shoes ease down into the mud.

    The few women from my life
    are still sleeping
    somewhere in Minnesota or Ohio

    I walk across the pasture with only
    a few young colts for company.

    Timid and big boned
    they are like girls I remember

    from school, who never
    said much, and kept their heads

    looking down, and their arms crossed
    against their growing bosom

    They must be nearly forty now.
    Like me, they must sometimes look out

    windows on early mornings
    onto silent backyards, with rusting barbeques
    and the fences of houses in neat rows

    I imagine they go back to bed
    and think of whoever used

    to make them happy
    and wonder where

    they have been taken.


    I donít know why Iím wandering
    out here this morning

    I donít care about the girls
    Whether theyíve made
    sense of their lives
    they can have it.

    I only want to walk
    a little longer further away
    from the house

    and feel the cold,
    raise my face to
    the falling snow.

    I will resolve nothing today.

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    On the road, but not! Danik 2016's Avatar
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    Beautiful poem, Tony! The enjambement confers a "wandering" movement to it.
    #Stay home as much as you can and stay well

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    Good one.
    "Some things in life need solitude to thrive. Will only flourish in seclusion and loneliness, without affection hushing and lulling them to sleep.
    The pursuit of dreams is such a thing."

    Tom Fitch - Intersection Diaries

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danik 2016 View Post
    Beautiful poem, Tony! The enjambement confers a "wandering" movement to it.
    Thanks Danik! Googling 'enjambement'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Meadows View Post
    Good one.
    Thanks Francis.

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    Enjoyed. Very good.

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    Thanks Manichelean!

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