The Gift..... - Poem by RIC BASTASA

i cannot be another
slave because you have
something to give me

i think that in
utter simplicity i do not
really need

if you only told me that
all that you
can give is not
a thing
but your
i could have paused
a minute
think about it
and then
resolve to accept

somehow you are
still in the realm
of things

and i am in the realm
of persons

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 25, 2011

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