Winter Poem Marie Ponsot

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I don’t know what to say to you, neighbor,

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as you shovel snow from your part of our street

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neat in your Greek black. I’ve waited for

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chance to find words; now, by chance, we meet.

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We took our boys to the same kindergarten,

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thirteen years ago when our husbands went.

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Both boys hated school, dropped out feral, dropped in

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to separate troubles. You shift snow fast, back bent,

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but your boy killed himself, six days dead.

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My boy washed your wall when the police were done.

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He says, “We weren’t friends?” and shakes his head,

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“I told him it was great he had that gun,”

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and shakes. I shake, close to you, close to you.

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You have a path to clear, and so you do.

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Winter Poem Marie Ponsot
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