Friday, April 27, 2012

Another Crop of Human Beings

Sometimes when you’ve harvested
another crop of human beings –
well, you just don’t want to let them go.

You know you ought to let them have
the chance to figure out how to advance
themselves through circumstance:

to grow into whatever’s apropos. But oh! –
how sweet they feel, fresh from the farm,
next to your face, inside an arm –

like some ingratiating brace of geese.
Shame to let them out into the streets.
Wish they weren’t praying for release.


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