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You Are In An Avalanche


You are in

an avalanche          I see your


they are                          moving

in the snow

your hands             I wonder how

many dogs     have they touched

       I think

my heart is a dog           really

I do         I think

you have touched it               with

your hands  which are being

moved by an

avalanche              I think

it’s a dog

the size of a bird             except

I can’t fly                except

neither can you     if you make it

out of this

with your air                   let’s find

a field                                   let’s build

a field        if your hands

don’t make it                  it’s okay

I will miss them

my small heart                       will look

     for them

through every window

but really

        it’s okay

Dalton Day