The Favored

A weekly poem, read by the author.
Aug. 7 1997 3:30 AM

The Favored

The Favored

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and blondness
quite clear, & if he submits--one
can only hope--he will, later, pray

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to be part of the various
silver-green mosses & tendrils hanging from branches
over-hanging a river. In the dream we seem

the same man & woman who
each day step-out onto our porch.
Ourselves. Meat & potato-eaters,

but favored. We are ordinary,
glad
someone dares to tell our story.

David Rivard is the author of Wise Poison.

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