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North American Dreaming: Random Thoughts On A Rainy Day

William Burkholder's poem expresses a longing for the simple life.

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And outside the window panes, tears fell.

Lightning's epiphany illuminating a wretched life.

The awakening, not yet realized, not yet idealized.

Scratching, tapping, to be let in.
Searching for the door
that has always been unlocked.

Alas, absent the articulation, to turn the knob.

To venture past the sill and see, feel, hear, the warmth and tempest, the grace of a simple life.

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