Saturday, July 2, 2016

TO THE YOUNG

Illustration by ADAM.


we share the sidewalk.
i approach. you approach.
you ignore my lined face.
i stare openly smiling.
you swerve to avoid me.
i stay to one side politely.

we share the earth.
i am weeding. you are reaping.
i know my hands will be soil.
yours are choosing, picking.
my weeding is intentional. 
your consuming is careless.

we share the same pathway.
i am far ahead. you are far behind.
our destination is the same end.
i understand i must go there.
you will diverge but must return.
much is lost in walking apart. 


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