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Featured Poems for 9/24/20

Matthew Spira
Sep 24, 2020 · 2 min read
Photo by Kevin Erdvig on Unsplash

I love you, I said quietly
to my pre-teen daughter
after one of our arguments.
She was looking out the window
with her headphones on,
this allowed us to pretend
she didn’t hear me.

Photo by Timon Studler on Unsplash

My daughter
in the living room
with her friends
loudly laughing.
In my room
my door closed
at my desk
outside the joy
of their youth

I smile, the thought
thirty years hence
perhaps they
will be sitting
like me now
to their children
carry forth
the exuberance
that should be
the birthright
of every new

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Just a middle-aged dude doing middle-aged things. Poetry repository: 1st collection, The End of the Rainbow, on sale:

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Ever-growing collection of poetry. Now with audio (in-progress)!

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