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that everyone, even the driver in the white jeep

who cut in front of you, yes, even

the elegant woman in the dairy aisle and

the man who seems lost on the library steps

and the child sitting alone on the bench, yes

everyone has a story—fears and hopes

and something to learn and someone they love

and someone who’s hurt them and someone

they long to hold. And though their stories

are mostly invisible, they’re always

more complex than whatever we project

and they’re every bit as real as our own.

The woman in the dairy aisle smiles at you,

and though she is wearing diamonds in her ears,

she looks lonely. Or is it you, who is lonely?

Is it all of us? All of us longing for someone

to truly see us. And that driver you’re cursing,

don’t we all sometimes feel as if we need

to move forward any way we can? And that

boy on the bench, notice the empty seat beside him?

Perhaps you could sit there, too, in the sun.

Who knows what might happen next?

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Four Revisions

oh foolish woman
still trying to build a castle
out of thoughts

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add this to
the list of gratitudes,
another perfect sunrise

*

all this time
I thought I was blindfolded
my eyes were closed

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when the glass slipper
does not fit, learning
the joy of bare feet

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Talking with Christie Till 2:45 a.m: Three Haiku

not every story
ends this way
the end

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I wish, she says,
someone told me it doesn’t
get easier

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on the driveway
finding ourselves
in the universe

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I drop
these stories
of who and how—
every barrier between us
crumbles

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