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Archive for Sunday, August 16, 2009

Poet’s Showcase: ‘Five A.M.’

August 16, 2009

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Apocalyptic at five,

wheels and hooves

as the milkman came.


To a restless child

no other dark

like five a.m.,

with the clink of glass

as the milkman came.


Something is lost

from this different age:

milk is now part of a grocery page;

the milkman’s horse

is a childhood dream,

and the clink of glass

is how some things seem

— Beverly Boyd lives in Lawrence.

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