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CHANGE


WINTER STEALS AWAY THE LIFE OF LEAVES.  SAP GONE, DRIED OUT, BROWN, BRITTLE THEY FALL AWAY AND ROT FOR CHILDREN TO KICK, WIND TO BLOW AND SNOW TO FALL UPON TO KEEP THE SLEEPING RODENTS WARM AND FEED THE WORMS.  LIFE IS HELD SUSPENDED ANTICIPATING SPRING LIKE A PREGNANT WOMAN, APPREHENSIVE OF THE PAINLESS AGONIES TO BE ENDURED BEFORE THE CRY OF NEW LIFE BREAKS THE AIR.  WHY FEAR THE NATURAL LAW OF PAIN OF DEATH OF TRANSFORMATION IF CHANGE CAN MAKE US BUTTERFLIES AND LEAVE BEHIND OUR CRAWLING IN THE DIRT.

Jo P. (2007)
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