Brian Curling   © 2012 All Rights Reserved

I lie in bed

                   writing in my journal
about other mornings, while this one
sits patient outside my window
waiting for me to turn my head.
When at last I look, I see
it is especially goldenó

and I am saddened
when I think of all the moments
my daughters shone with a special light
and I did not see them.


Nils Peterson
Copyright © 2012  

Nils Peterson is Professor Emeritus at San Jose State University. In 2009, he was chosen the first Poet Laureate of Santa Clara County. He has published poetry, science fiction, and articles on subjects as varied as golf and Shakespeare. His newest collection is A Walk to the Center of Things.

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