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Don’t let the bridge burn,

I’ll bring silver pails

of water to dowse it

drawn from the whirlpool

of tears far below.

I will roll heavy boulders

up from the valley

to shore up the sides,

then pull old elm logs

from the forest around us

and tie them together

with ribbons and lace.

I’ll pound in the nails

with my bare fists

then toss you a rope

from the opposite side.

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I would carry you.

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Don’t burn our bridge,

the chasm is deep,

our words wash away

in the undertow

and we must get them across.

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© 2014 Betty Hayes Albright

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