For the Children (from In the Unknown)

by Jay Ramsay

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Pavement side, a mother and child
and a poet's footsteps exactly coincide:
she's saying to him 'birds live in trees,
and squirrels...' as we pass, and I can't resist
'...and poets', I add, as her sentence hangs
still deep in my one-handed text to you
about how everything changes... 'and poets'
she echoes, smiling back briefly, like it's
the most ordinary moment in a magical
wholly unforseeable world --
which it is.

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