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Grandpa Dream

September 15, 2008 by · 4 comments

Jill Koren

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I dream that I
Am helping you
Up the concrete
Steps, cracked and patched
And cracking, of
My parents’ house.

Your legs resist
Each elevation
Until at last, the
Final step, your
Knees stiffen and
Like the baby

Who doesn’t want
To be picked up,
You arch your chest
And push against
The lift, against
My help, and fall

To the ground where
You lie, unmoving
In the dirt.
In my mind
You lie there still.

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