Those Who Extend Themselves In Small Things

Those who extend themselves in small things
Almost never own the heights
Are regarded as a common sight
Yet in small things of love they live
The other the great seduction a sort of sieve
That catches the pieces of our lives that others hold
But age - and truth to proclaim - has made me bold
To state that it is the liquid that lives
The part poured through life's strange sieve.

Inspired by the life of Lt. Col. Robert Kaiser, West Point Class of 1954

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