Larry Levis

(1946 - 1996 / California / United States)

Blue Stone


Someday, when you are twenty-four and walking through
The street of a foreign city...
Let me go with you a little way,
Let me be that stranger you won't notice.
And when you turn and enter a bar full of young men
and women, and your laughter rises,
Like the stones of a path up a mountain,
To say that no one has died,
I promise I will not follow.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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