Enough Rain Makes a River by Walter Shawlee 2You are visitor number: 1957     2Page 44
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WS3. Nelson, B.C.
We have built on soft sand
hiding our love and thoughts from each other
quick to be angry
slow to forgive
certain, but wrong

so all the walls will come down in time
with a short scrub grass
growing up between the street corners

and the gray sunlight
lightly coloring the spaces between the buildings

the winds at year's end
will cover the cities
hiding them in snow and old leaves

and those left
will sing their mourning songs in a low voice

and count numbers on their fingers.

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