Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Please close the gates after you pass through
The cows may wander too far from water
The horses may try to cross the river
And there is danger there
Please close the gates
It gives the passers-by a moment
To pause from their journey
Their one way day
Offering a chance to see and then reflect
Upon their home and their destination
Please close the gates
And even though you think and know
That you will be returning soon
That may not be so
And so the future is in your hands
Please close the gate
And as you do you
You bind an island for a moment in time
You hold secure
In this temporal world a place
Of safety
Define by both here and there
Of hello and goodbye
Of goodbye and hello.
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