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Grey Sparrow Journal

Issue 30, July 31, 2017
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MILLIONS OF PEOPLE
 
Millions of people out there
whom I wish were afraid
of me (for my protection) just
aren't. And won't
be ever. Then, these wandering strays
for whom I harbor
affection, and to whom (in
my own idiosyncratic,
awkward way) I reach out
it's them, it's they
who choose
to be afraid of me. True, we see things
through deep, distorting water. And
now they won't be stopping
by. Someone should
if only because I have
vital signs
that need to be checked. 
 
                      -Dennis Rivard