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Inside

the

wall

between

us

there’s

a

very

thin

room—

let’s

take

two

chairs

and

sit

in

there—

not

on

my

side

nor

yours,

but

wholly

in

the

place

that

divides

us.

I

wonder

how

much

more

clearly

we

will

hear

each

other

without

that

wall

between

us

?

 

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Out of Obstacles

 

 

Walls will only crush you when they fall.

—Ray La Montagne, “Be Here Now”

 

 

So when

a wall forms

between us

 

let’s

reuse each

brick as cobblestone

 

we’ll build

our own path

as we go.

 

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all those walls
we built around our hearts
let’s tear them down
and reuse the bricks
to build bridges, stepping stones

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not a wall
she said,
after all
these years
what came
between you
and me
was a moat,
and she
threw off
all her
clothes
ready
at last
to swim

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for my mom

It was not
that I had a magic key.
No wrecking ball.
No crow bar.
No axe.
I suppose
it’s not even
that the walls
between us
were torn down.
It’s just that
one day
I forgot
to build them.

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