I’m voting for you this time

I’m voting for you this time not for Hillary, or Bernie, or Donnie, Jack or Jill, I’m voting for you to find love learn what you need laugh, play, discover For you and the policeman or you as the policewoman to know, understand and laugh together For you of this faith to smile and treasure you of that faith For you of this gender to nourish and protect this my sister this my brother For you of this color to snuggle up and...

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Driving through town

Driving through town on Friday I saw into a kitchen and a discussion A man carrying a rake beside his house And someone sitting on her porch Then I noted that we all do things at home, talk, clean, fold. You may not know when you think of me that yesterday I raked the yard that I mowed too short and sorted the silverware so that my wife wouldn’t have to. And that each of us has things that we do quietly and alone but in some...

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For some years

For some years we face the world as a family of seven three boys, two girls and the parents under one roof one sky one way together and then we extend one then two to college one to marry one to nursing school one to drama and protest and conscientious objection and one left over the cuckoo’s nest then a kid or two a marriage broken an affair, a compromise a retirement a move to SF, to LA to Laguna, and back another marriage, or...

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