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"HELLO"

"HELLO"

 

            Your face

            Seen across the room,

            Struck something

            So deep--

            Like a memory

            Like an ancient friend.

            Your eyes flash

            With life

            Speaking of an intensity

            Of beingness . . .

            Your smile,

            My ancient friend,

            Cuts through

            The chaos and confusion

            Of this work-a-day scene--

            Lighthouse beam

            Of joyous awareness--

            Above the roar of plates,

            Jazz

            And idle talk.

            I don't know you now,

            How well did I know you then?

            Hello,

            My ancient friend.

 

                                          Nov 77

 

 


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