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by Matthew Zangen

A child once asked me
to hold a pebble

like children do
like their feet asked the ground

the man said "that's my boy"

like men do
like he knew and I had asked

and they disappeared

like children do
and I'm still holding onto it.


Posted on 01/12/2023
Copyright © 2023 Matthew Zangen

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 01/13/23 at 06:01 PM

I like this very much! Continued success with your writing Matthew in 2023.

Posted by Linda Fuller on 02/17/23 at 06:18 PM

This reminds me of a koan. (And, are you sure you're still holding it, because I think I found it in my shoe.)

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