The Photo

The photo captured

a man, virile and strong,

bright in hope

but numbered days

like for us all.

Who could guess that danger’s

exciting call was tempered

by reason at times, or that

cheese would satisfy just as

easily as cold beer?

A lopsided grin and chiseled

arms crossed in a place

where dreams become a

familiar dialect pushing us

to live our own.


Hour Five

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