John Guzlowski

WHAT CAN WE DO IN THE FACE OF DEATH?

We can leave this house
And keep going
Never to return
 
We will not even take
The things that have meant
The most to us, our books

The plants we have nursed
The children we have raised
Punished and praised

The clothes (the dark
Blue ties, the tweed jackets
The rakish wool caps)

That make us look
More the man
More the woman

More the hero
More the young lover
Searching for love

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