Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

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In a Mirror Dimly

I was afraid sometimes of a tree whose branches overshadowed me; through the filtering of the leaves came the sunlight casting praise and shame on my uplifted face.   Now years later my shadow lies across him in his hospital bed and I barely hear it said in a whisper of his breath as I lean down close to those lips turning blue: “I was afraid sometimes.”     William […]

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