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See hills and valleys, my dear
She said one night
With her aged eyes ablaze
From the light of black magic
As her hands closed around mine
See all that lies unseen
And see it clearly

Clear as mud I said
It’s so hard to see in the dark but
Hush she said
If you cannot see then try to feel
With your feet and your hands
And feel beyond their face
The hills and valleys
In shadow and light

And the hills on her face were
So very clear worn
As they were
By time and relentless winds but
Hush she said you are still looking
Outside you need
To see in so

I squinted and almost glimpsed
The sunlight plains beyond
Her face riddled
With streams of clear water

Cool to the touch before
They faded from sight
And she fell from my hands whispering
Yes, my dear
You can.



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Andrew Sofer said...
Jan. 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm
I enjoyed "Her face riddled/ With streams of clear water." Neat word choice, neat poem. Keep at it!
 
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