Breathing Exercises

Refuge and Prospect

Emending Fences

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Today, in a dream,
I saw a thing so far
denied to me.
That between my neighbor’s
and my home, there
would only be the shadow
and the dark at night,
and after sunrise
only questions about what might
bring us together. Now my eyes
have seen the dusky pathway
through the green—misty, wide, and lit
by lantern-yellow beams
in the friendly trees—I miss it.

Then, woods lie open: no fence
or line is needed, to remind
where my neighbor’s premise ends,
or to protect what’s mine.



Written by dmaddalena

2014/06/26 at 9:55 pm

4 Responses

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  1. like the visual of this; very good


    2014/06/27 at 9:13 am

  2. I think you have a typo in the title.

    Mike Mckenna

    2014/06/27 at 9:38 am

    • Very astute of you Mike. :p


      2014/06/30 at 12:19 pm

  3. Absolutely beautiful, thank you.


    2014/06/27 at 2:07 pm

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