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

Lisa Meserole

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I Didn't See His Face

when his wife called him at work –
I've been in an accident and I'm upside down.
Some who don't know him
have said he has a mean face.
They prefer a smiling mask
to the honesties of silence and quiet action.
They've never watched him hustle back
the soccer field, his head slightly forward,
leaning into his will to be there.
I picture him like this – running
through the woods to his wife,
running in button-down shirt and slacks,
running head-first into flashing lights,
just so she would know
he was there.