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Stranger–a word to be left alone
Kept distant and vague,

A face on a television screen
More like a target board
All repressed emotions launched
Without fear of recourse.

Sacred distance between the viewed
And viewer–
If broken they merge into one beast
Tears own heart in half
Devours the therapist.

Anonymous haters hail
Mighty ego boost,
Point and laugh at a stranger,
An inside joke no doubt.

Beware if one normal day
The gap begins to close,
Find a viewer viewing you–
A reluctant baffled muse

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A child’s laugh is
beyond common explanation,
like a breath of air
that never comes back out,
the smell of banana bread
fresh from the warm oven on
days when mother knew
what the spirit needed.

Taintless rapture
of needless restraint
belched out notes,
of saintly love.
I feel faint when I hear
sound of birth so softly sung,
no other than a child’s laugh,
here it was and gone again,
I kiss the sweetened air goodbye.

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