Waiting

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For winter to loosen its frozen grip on mornings.
For dawn to wake before me and dusk to wait for me.
For nights to breathe with the scent of spring.
For the place I stand to be bathed I’m sunlight again.
For the congregations of birds to return.
For your tiny limbs to know their potency.
For time, always, and its unforgiving march onward.
For fear to flower and bear fruit or decay gracefully.
For your smile to break me down once again.
For a train to home, to family, to serenity.
For the dreams to come once more, vividly.
For the weight of sleep to fall on my shoulder.
For your mother’s smile unhindered and untamed.
For your understanding that we have been patient.
For the sound of laughter to pierce the day.
For now.

(dtn)

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