Raising Hopes, Raising Fears
It's a daily summons to be amazed by the simplest,
Most natural events.
And to overcome the impulse, when you've run
Completely out of steam, to snarl.
It's wondering what she'll be like, given time to grow
Into a thing apart.
And knowing that you've started on the longest,
Most absorbing road.
©2018 Michael Fraley
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