Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Life Going On

I awaken at 6.00 a.m. and listen
to our President’s address 
memorializing Nelson Mandela 
and lay crying in the darkness
of a 6.00 a.m. time difference
between there and here, the dancing
swaying music of the background 
behind the podium a fitting 
accompaniment as one man – 
the first of his kind to lead a nation
in this hemisphere pays homage
to another one-of-a-kind man in 
his own place and time 

with my tears and ears, I too
paid homage and then went
and made Christmas candy
and watched the snow fall

life going on

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