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Could we but take

The sour from milk,
The stale from bread,
The smell from fish,


The grease from hamburger,
The core from apple,
The litter from street,


The hunger from childhood,
The despair from poverty,
The empty from pantry,


The ache from tooth,
The stiff from knee,
The blind from eye,


The greed from money,
The less from home,
The privilege from white,


The overdose from drugs,
The divorce from marriage,
The killing from gun,

Or, for that matter,

The nuclear from bomb,
The insanity from war,
The temporary from life.

Ponder that, friend.


One thought on “But

  1. My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs, That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms, In life after life, in age after age, forever


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