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I woke with a start, I’m not sure why
Reaching to reassuringly touch your hair
Even that light pressure I seek to find
But as I come awake, you weren’t there.

 

The smile that was brought by good news
A surprise gesture coming out of thin air
I start to reach for the phone to explain
Brought back to reality, you aren’t there.

 

How many things have caused thoughts
That become second nature to just share
Excitement, anticipation, maybe a worry
Thinking of you, yet you just aren’t there.

 

The mind gives us so much to keep close
We have so many ways to show that we care
Even with changes brought beyond our control
A touch of the heart, yes you are still there.

by Gray Poet

Charles Townsend

 

 

 

 

March Hare

 
 
 
And she spotted the blur at once.
 
Standing stock still
 
the spaniel took a stance
 
of anticipation.
 
 
 
One single solitary hare
 
jinked and swerved to the
 
tune of a month’s madness;
 
I attempted to restrain the
 
anxious beast but
 
she was gone, too strong;
 
a gundog unleashed,
 
Instincts released,
 
quarry insight,
 
on comes the night.
 
 
 
Two shadows:
 
weaving amongst grasslands,
 
the hare all speed,
 
the spaniel all duty;
 
I view the spectacle
 
with admiration;
 
beauty and nature
 
as one;
 
as hundreds of years ago.
 
 
 
The spaniel stops in disgust,
 
snorting rapidly;
 
the hare turns, I’m
 
sure he laughs,
 
and takes a bow:
 
the spaniel and I depart:
 
silhouettes showered by moon dust.
 
 Stepthen  Holloway
 
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