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Today's poem is by William Hedrington

Apple

The dead litter so,
leave clothes in drawers,
old photographs, everything,
and go.

They are as thoughtless as children,
who will get up with the sun,
take an apple,
and set out for the world's end.



Copyright © 2002 Darlene Knudtson All rights reserved
from On the Downhill Side
Shambling Gate Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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