By JAMES GROB
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Just a glimpse
A corner streak of bright and cheerful green,
Imposing yet tiny
Like a sleepy, stumbling sunrise
Clumsily illuminating with adorable un-grace
From that mobile cold night
Stepping from intrusive darkness.
A glimpse --
A face neither bright nor cheerful
Hurried and harried?
Maybe somehow lost among familiarity
Looking for something it won't ever find.
Just a glimpse, and
I wanted to stop, but couldn't.
I wanted to stop because I knew
I could cheer that soul
Brighten that face
Make it all better
For just a minute.
A minute to share, connect
A minute to love.
I just couldn't today.
When I can, I will.
But today I settle for