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Monday, January 9, 2012

January 7
for Jonathan Kline

Indivisible miracle
this falling into

a biological conclusion:
birth,
the gathering and folding mystery

what did it matter if a noun
copulated with a pronoun
to conceive  a verb

you never did anywise
in a gesture of nevermind
explain to nobody why

when you were innocent
enough to say what
a man dies to know
instead

you heard the advent snores
of three old sandy men
smelling of camels , cloves, and cocaine---
heard thrice-washed  music for a star

you arrived after epiphany then
when you asked in alphabets
unknown on earth

am I too late to be brother to a sun

waiting for no answer
you floated on broken water,
an impatient gift
destined for an uncertain address.


Jerry W. Ward, Jr.
January 6, 2012

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