December 25, 2019: “Stories of Life”

Stories of Life


Sometimes you meet a person

and the story of their 

life manages to wiggle its way


deep in your own–or come at you

head on and demand 

to be given room.


True stories are like that:

they should be given a garden

to dance around in with their arms 


raised high and make noise

and breathe deeply.

Underline that part because


your life could depend on it.


SH  12/25/2019

(while reading Padraig O Tuama’s work, which I find very beautiful)

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