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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Phillip T. Egelston


So Beautiful

Beautifully aged one, so wonderfully
young you were new: untouched,
almost unseen (unearned), you were
that new when I said your breath was
splashed with sun – in that lost place
where I could not be your day and did
not follow you or follow you on home
to be with you old and gray under the
cold rafters, on the splintered floors, with
all your doors locked and only that little
bit of sun seeping under – in, with the dust:
yes, that long.