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A poem by Stanley P. Anderson
Framed by my window, the first of AprilCopyright © Stanley P. Anderson, 2006.
promises grace, pictured through glass
so clear that a robin crashes against it
fooled by the perfect transparency.
A squirrel walking an electric wire
above the pines that border my lawn
is blind to the force beneath its feet,
the blaze implied by the constant buszz.
I do not walk electric wires
or crash against transparent glass,
but I am fooled by blooming flowers,
my faith renewed by forms of grace.