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one is in the bird-waking time, i march morning
hours, disappearing around corners
like old Hamlet’s ghost at the precise time
i should be talking to my father

his time is early these days,
and instead, i walk

it is middle May, maple trees have not yet
caught fire
they burn green & it’s easier to think

or not

two is every morning i see the same things:
a woman in white, walking her Setter.
each is dew sleek, and i think
in all the world, no animal really falters
they just know what to do

even maple seeds blow where they are needed

three is what a rare circle my father lives
in, and he hasn’t been in favor lately

not much written about him, a few
phone calls. he seems younger
than he is, a man disguised as old

somehow i am more familiar with
what’s underneath & it scares me

four is perhaps death is a place
where things don’t matter, where
all things lapse into harmlessness:
no bitterness, no being late

later, i could meet up with father,
at the market or in the park

he could tell me what he’s been doing
since i left home nothing matters:

mother’s fine, he no longer pushes
her wheelchair in the mornings, no
need, you see, maple seeds abound

here birds are everywhere
and all of them are singing

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