Dailies 1/25/17: 4 on mortality



Each Day The Sun Makes Us – Greg Watson

Each day the sun makes us believe
it will last forever, and then
disappears again into the earth,

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Things Shouldn’t Be So Hard – Kay Ryan

A life should leave
deep tracks:
ruts where she
went out and back
to get the mail
or move the hose
around the yard;

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City Championship, 1926 – Floyd Skloot

My father was a sprinter in his youth
nicknamed Horse for the hitch in his gait.
Here he is airborne in a mid-stride haze.

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Children of Aleppo – Chard deNiord

The children were asking
a thousand questions about why
the sky was blue and grass was green
when suddenly their tongues
were stilled by an answer they
never saw. Now silence rings

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