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A Poem a Day into the Millennium  11 November 1999


one in a million
        in a million moonlights
        in a drop of rain
at ramming speed
it shatters on my face
                                   and we have lost
                                   another bit of
                                   something unafraid
to remain uncounted.

one in a million
like the words i speak that have meaning
like the shovel slicing earth cleanly
between all possible roots.

and into soft soil,
the trees that would grow to tremendous size
from a single thimble of rain,
that instead was wasted on my cheek
as a tear at a gravesite
falling happily
from one eye closed
in a million.

- Livio Farallo

image of stork.Livio....archives.image of stork


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