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She Walks on by...


Jude Aher

(for MaryJo)

tonight I'm going to walk
again those long quiet concrete streets
where only street-lamp shadows
can hold me long,
i look for the angels
to whisper, a lost soul free
no one stands on this concrete
just me

oh! shadow tears
where do you cry!

where a younger girl cries
where a mother, too young dies.

and a universe
seems only to sigh
no reason why
just the broken sky

a young girl to woman is born
oh, so quietly.

even the shadows barely stir
and the angels,
in the silence do their tears carry her...

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