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The Song Of The Unicorn

I remember feeding you and talking,
in the silence that the stroke
left you for speech, trying to tell you
what I had tried for decades
to put in words:
you're my sweet treasure, you're the Gift
Love gave to me, and in this tiny room,
with nothing to show for hope,
the only faith of Man
expressed in Food Stamps,
as I bathe you, and for you, open the window
to birdsong, and fresh, spring air,
no man's riches compare with mine.

It was so hard on you;
so little you could give,
save what you did:
trying to start all over,
willing to ...

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Sleeping On Floors

Since someone's love matters,
your place to sleep
will seem soft and warm
through the wintry-wet night;

since dreaming is never alone,
since you dream of sharing,
good dreams and bad, together,
will be hopeful aches in blossom;

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