But Not Today

NanChild

But Not Today

There’s clarity
in a child’s eye.
An appeal.
An energy.
And she thinks me very old.
And very slow.
We walk side-by-side,
yet we come by our thoughts
from so far away.
Are you going to die, she asks.
Yes, I say, but not today.
We share many short secrets.

 

 

 

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