A simple word or two and all the pieces fall in place

A simple word or two and everything is clear

for a moment, a whisper.

Everything seems possible

And it is

for a moment and a whisper

which doesn’t last forever

but in that moment

everything is clear

the horizon seems just a bit


And this so called

Real life

The spoken threat of

a thousand “adults”

Sets itself in

and a





just isn’t

all we need

if only we could add

then all up into

one prolonged moment

Using those lessons

our elementary teachers beg us

to use

the ones our grandfather’s whispered

in dying baited breaths

pleaded with us to heart

the ones that those who felt too soon

to death’s sweet kiss

shout out to us

in our Real lives.

It wouldn’t be so much a burden

a threat to future generations


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