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

Bill Spencer


Before Carolyn

I didn't notice the songs of vireos
the undulation of flickers' flight
the whir and flap of heron wings

didn't divine the constellations—
Orion's belt, the Pleiades, Cassiopeia

didn't understand the way celestial bodies move—
the moon
the sun
the stars

Carolyn herself.