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By LinnieJane Burks

Last night I saw a forgotten thing
     I saw deep summer resting at twilight.
I heard the lazy hum machines make
     And saw men push mowers to make perfume out of grapes.
I heard the dull rhythm of katydids,
     And saw one last bird hurry home.
I heard children shout, "I'm free!"
     And watched them hide and seek again.
I knew the wonder of fireflies
     And felt the gentleness of wind.
I smelled the sweet-sour scent of cut grass mixed with dust.
     I felt the security of sprawling in the grass to breathe deeply
And think of nothing, and just as the shy moon came up,
     To feel the soft ache of remembering.

©circa 1977 Linnie Jane Burks

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