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  • Gary Hunter

Through the Gym Window - Dec. 21, 2022

I’m on the elliptical

trying to determine

what shadow puppet

the clouds are making

on the mountain this morning


when two black kids cut off

my vision pushing a cart

with sleeping bags bottles

boxes and clothes that

nearly sweep the sidewalk


as they pass I’m curious

did they ever play with light

spread their fingers in the sun

and giggle at what they saw


or imagine how their shadows

would someday look

moving through this

big bright world?

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