Look!

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Don’t look into my eyes that way!
Don’t look even though
we might have something
we really ought to say.
Even just in passing,
don’t look as we go along the sidewalk.
Don’t say 'good morning'
as you pass me by.

Perhaps my stare will freeze you?
Or my words like a spell,
they could deceive you?
Be careful! Who am I?
Perhaps not really who you think you see.
Even some kind of spy
from some secret agency.

No your right! Stay in your box
thinking of an epilogue.
What you would say to me
if we ever met
and with no time to say hello
you just said goodbye
as we both were passing by.

On the sidewalk, eyes not meeting,
just a reluctant mumbled greeting,
a speech so very fleeting.
Just in case, heaven forbid
we might notice that inside
is a person, trying not to hide.

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Nice work. A compelling read, great construction and good contents. Love Ernestine XXX

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JoAnn McGrath 15 May 2007

Where DID all the hello's go?

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