Today

I wrote some words,
made some calls,
met with some people,
sent some messages.

And when the little girl began to whine and gripe,
I said her name, loud and angry,
and then I lowered my voice.
And the lowering was
the most important thing I did today.

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One thought on “Today

  1. Beverly says:

    Want to sound out a loud YES!, but a quiet yes (!) seems more appropriate. Beautiful, in the William Stafford kind of way. Thank you.

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