Been watching
myself for years:
mirrors in the morning
shop windows
eyes of strangers
faces of friends
sighs of aquaintances
murmers of critics
feints of opponents
letters from businesses
lovers’ hesitations

and I’ve been
measuring my ability
to blend into a crowd
grab attention
tell a joke
confess a sin
lead a revolution
accept failure

and I’ve decided
it’s okay to start
living. Amen.

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About riverwriter

Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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