An appeal

by on October 21, 2012 :: 0 comments

The world
is a door
to my heart—

Come in,
Come in— O pain!
Come in— O joy!
But please

come in
like the love
of mother
or the reproach
of father.

Come in
like the fresh fragrance
of jasmine
or the lulling gust
of spring’s breeze.
But please

do not bang
the door—
my child
is eccentric.

editors note:

Solicitors are OK, but not the hard sell. No ginsu knives, miracle cleaners or magazine subscriptions – go away! – mh

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