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Thursday, December 27, 2012

At A Time Of Having Too Much

There Is Always Next Spring
...there will be a few sprouts here and there
in the fields next spring,
and we will be timid around them...
Gray has settled
before
the green wall,
on our heads,
in our eyes,
and
in our lungs;

we have now completed the harvest.
The grain and the chaff are separated.
We wear the dust of separation.

In the cool dawn
you showed me
just how high to
toss the contents
of the full baskets.

And there was a lot of chaff.

Children playing in the leaves of fall,
we scattered it around us and over all the fields
with the help of the wind.
And this chaff was a lot of waste;

it concerned us.

But you gave me the most important lesson:
there will be a few sprouts here and there
in the fields next spring,
and we will be timid around them
as we plow to plant a new crop.
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The Collected Chaff, v. 1.0
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