Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Again From None

I run a labored mile in
the heavy darkness, finding
the pain of starting over
again from none.

A girl, newly thirteen,
reads Siddhartha, doesn't understand,
and before she finishes closing the book,
a new road has opened
before her.

A boy of ten, fresh from his
first complete confession,
washed nearly clean of guilt,
starts over from here,
sharing his Easter candy as penance.

A smaller boy of five, feels
the inkling of his first
loosening baby tooth,
and cannot bear that it takes
so very long to happen,
foiling his vision of a family trip to Disney World
fully funded by the
Tooth Fairy.

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