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Don’t Hurry

Let the night stroke you

Photo by Marta Markes on Unsplash

Don’t hurry from the car tonight.
It isn’t raining.
There is no need to rush.

Slow down.
Take a breath.
Look up.

Yes, there they are,
the stars that stare,
even when you snub them.



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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi


Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.