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The wind booms in the trees
The wind makes the trees on the ridge roar

Some say this is a desperate time
Some day I will rely upon the help of strangers

Someday I will forget why I write
Please don't let that happen until I am ready

The wind is bitter cold today
What if I show up wearing 4 coats?

The one closest to me belonged to my friend who just died
One would be the coat you donated to the mission

What if I lose my name along the way?
What if I can't be trusted with my own life?

Will they put me away somewhere?
Will you argue for my release and my survival?

Will you keep telling me I'm a good person?
Will you answer when I knock

And not pretend that it was just the wind?
I have the same name as you brother

Many names many nicknames
I've worn them all out

I have a little of my mother's smile
I have lost every friend I ever had

My pockets are burrows and wormholes
My pack is hanging in the woods

I don't know where I slept last night
Tonight I may not sleep at all

Today I eat from your bowl
I will sit outside and wait for the sun

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger and author of several nonfiction books, a collection of poetry, "Children to the Mountain" and a memoir, "Finding Myself in Time: Facing the Music" Over the last few years he has begun calling (more...)

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