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One Consolation

 

 

 

today in the trees

and in the gray March sky

not one heron—

today enough to know

sometimes there are herons

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for Valerie, after reading her Facebook post of “your little voice” by e.e. cummings

dear girl
your voice
not at all little
but cumulonimbly blooming
out of silence
how crazy
I was
when all day
that flat impertinent
battery, no,
would not would not
transform air
into leaps
of conversing we;
it wouldcouldn’t
spring nor sprang
nor sprunk from its death
and I, petal eared,
my stirrups giddy-up-less,
awaited the rain
of your words
but I was left
un-
called
left un-
quenched
right
un-
merry
and altogether
too , too
un-

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