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Patience is a disease

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Patience is a disease

 

I was visiting my mother

When I passed this really old guy in the hall

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Who bore a slight resemblance to my father

(Who looked like a street person

On a bad day in his last years,

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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,

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"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 books, the latest: 13 Seeds: Health, Karma and Initiation. Over the last few years he has begun calling himself an activist poet, channeling his activism through poetic (more...)
 

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