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If You could be Anywhere - May 26, 2023

why not in the mist at dawn

on a small blue lake

nestled in a forest


or the same place at sunset

copper and yellow threads

wet on its surface still as glass


as the call of a loon

widens across the water

reaches your hollow point


and spreads like sadness

fills that empty space

you didn’t know you had


that cry for companionship

is the loneliest single note

that echoes over water


and as beautiful as it sounds

who is comforted

by the sound of an echo?

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