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Poem: November Street

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Posted on November 2, 2015 | Blog Category:
By Gary Margolis



November Street

The geese can’t quite tell

where they’re going one field

to the next, looking for wheel-

ruts and cornstalks, a wet place

 

to spend the night.

The moon having risen,

the stars somehow fallen.

Telling isn’t it, how even

 

they can’t navigate

without one of them leading,

sensing there’s a field

to land on, enough to eat

 

amidst their honking?

Which we could say is like

some of us living one

paycheck to the next. Praying

 

a sidewalk walker will stop

to read a sign reading

I’m hungry. Will do any work.

Will fight again for our country.

 

The stars and stripes.

Praying one of us will reach

down to lift him, as if

we were a possible government,

 

and were told we have more

than enough not to worry.

Tomorrow that light in the sky

is the sun.

— Gary Margolis, Cornwall

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