Music

Children Playing in Playground

They storm the Earth and stun the Air,
A Mob of solid Bliss

—Emily Dickinson

of every song
i’ve ever heard,
Sarah Vaughan,
a kitten’s purr,
a crashing wave,
a crooning bird,
the sweetest sound
i ever found
is the bustling clamor
of a full playground

Richard W. Bray

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