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#267

When I am younger…
(for Eric D. Nelson)

When I am younger
I will listen
For the singing of crickets
When the sun goes down.
I will dare
To jump rope in the front yard
Calling out
The names of friends.
I will sit in a grassy field
And wonder why the wind
Picks only certain blades
To dance.
I will pick a certain blade
And hold it between my thumbs
And whistle for the wind
To come dance with me.

When I am younger
I will turn over rocks
To find the secret life of worms.
I will carve my height
In the door frame
To measure my growth.
I will read myself to sleep
With a flashlight under the covers.

One day
When I am younger
I will stop
And hear my name
Whistled in the wind
To come dance
To come dance.

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2014 in old discoveries

 

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#183

Dance with me awhile                  (college)

I spin in slow circles
On unmoving feet,
Dizzy
But with perfect balance.
Standing in a vacuum
I watch you
Spinning in the light above me.
Come dance with me awhile.

I want to waltz with you
To the music
Of a pink and orange sunset
And to the silence
Of the following moonrise.
We can learn the steps together
Neither leading
Neither following.
And after every song
The moon driven waves
Will dance up onto the beach
And erase our footprints
So we can begin again.
Dancing with you
Will never tire me.
Come dance with me awhile.

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2013 in college

 

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