Thursday, April 18, 2013

While We Slept (#18, NaPoWriMo 2013)

While We Slept
By Hannah Six

Brave, they say,
when they say,
even though
you were going
to save them
anyway (for the price
of a bed
and a beer).

We waited, here,
for you--
for love, and for fun,
and because
it was right...
You, who ran

They said: "Come home,"
and then, one day,
you did. For you
are brave.

The flickering light
at this end
of the bridge
is part of a broken
system, they say. One
that sends...

Meanwhile, we--
we all slept soundly,
while you saved

Because it was
so easy for you
to be brave.


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