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Poem: Observation 

Tonight I saw a firefly blink briefly.
I had to look twice. I thought they had all died.

Walking with you has become a chore.
I notice the subtleties of moonlight
on the leaves overhead but all
you see are buildings, power lines
or plastic bags. I examine your mouth
or eyes for confirmation of wonder
but lately, all you do is scream.

Not all is lost.
I once saw you smile at a spider web.
And you are happy when it rains.

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