Ninety-Five and Today

 

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Ninety-Five and Today

34,675 times the sun has risen for you, though

You may struggle to recall all its shades and hues.

The day rose and set on ninety-five winters,

Springs and summers and falls

Again.  Furrowed deeper now than

Before. Wiser. More sure…and less.

Days and days and days in a row, the sun cast

Two shadows together.  Now?  Only one,

Who sees the days crest differently,

Knowing that neither winter,

Nor even the sun can separate

What God has bound together.

For now, though, let’s laugh;

For we know that the one still

Casts two shadows

Together.

                                                                                                                     -For Jane, April 14, 2013

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