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In the afternoon gloom

I know it will soon

be time to tread

the snowy path home

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where distant candles

light the way

to my fire, my books,

and my love.

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And tomorrow the sun

will rise a bit sooner

dispelling the darkness

a little bit longer,

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melting away

the frostbitten edge

of this unsung

penumbra of night.

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(c) 1988, 2018, 2021  Betty Hayes Albright

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(An old, unpublished poem, taken out of mothballs.)

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Deep in the folds

of the flannel of night

we hear the drums call –

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     ba ba boom.

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Our eyes open wide

as we chew through the shackles

and dance ourselves free –

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      ba ba boom.

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Up the spiral we climb,

our candles held high

to shatter the gloom –

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     ba ba boom.

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At the top we leap clear

of gravity’s hold

on the weight of our words –

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     ba ba boom.

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We land on the sun

where we tear off our masks

and meet our true Selves –

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      Ba Ba Boom, Ba Ba Boom!

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(c)  1993, 2018  Betty Hayes Albright

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(a re-post, revised…. written in 1993)

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