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Patience is a disease

 

I was visiting my mother

When I passed this really old guy in the hall

Who bore a slight resemblance to my father

(Who looked like a street person

On a bad day in his last years,

Or an old testament prophet

With his beard permanently stained

At the corners of his mouth)

And I almost asked him for his blessing

When he looked up at me

Through his eyebrows and said,

"Go take care of your mother".

I knew what he meant.

He meant everyone's mother.

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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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