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—after Don Cherry’s Remembrance

The most
aspectual minuscule of fading breaths
signify
altered life after life of normality’s engaging
apprehension.  Token
clothing completes befooling naked eyes

finished with
translations of imaginational comfort: cotton,
cataract
response to realized nudity.  Recall the murder of moments,
clock loosening puritan hands
unwavering
from finding timelines of
mutual discovery.

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Summer, fleeting, flashing

The fireflies soaring through
the summer pines
in my mere back yard

seem almost as high
as the tops of those pines,
and on their way to the stars,

and given their brief fiery
mating existence, who knows,
maybe they are, and maybe

I am too.

_________________________

Running from my dog

She quotes me statistics on exercise
and calories burned. She, ten years my junior,
sometimes runs with our black Lab.

When we walk together I sometimes struggle
to keep up, broken down with the inevitable
injuries over the years. Today the dog

runs ahead, pulling me, young and strong.
And I correct him, gently, and under my breath
I say, “Slow down, boy, someday

It will be your turn.”
And sadly, it will.

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