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We Wait to Hear the News
Isabelle5

They are powdered and fluffed,
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presented as perfectly as possible
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to tell us about the child left baking
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in a car, while his mother
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stayed too long getting her fix,
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about the body washed from
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a drainage ditch, badly decomposed,
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(is there another way to decompose)?
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We wait for real news - do we have cancer,
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is our husband cheating,
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are we going to lose the house?
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Our children disappear for hours;
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though they are old enough,
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we watch through windows,
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waiting for a car with a red light
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flashing, no siren.
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What do we care that a million
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entertainment miles away,
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another movie star is married/divorced/
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having a baby, naming it Gangland
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or Sympathy or AppleTart?
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Name our fears, our sorrows, our joys,
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matted and torn and closer to home.
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Thank you and good-night.
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4 Sep 14

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Unfortunately most live their lives gripped by the fear of what might happen rather than enjoying what is happening. Very interesting poem.

Larry its now or never Lark
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