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The Light That Never Left

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The long night is over.
The horizon holding back
The rising sun
Is an illusion.
Welcome the light
That never left
And make with it
Your daily worship.

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December 31, 2014 at 10:58 am

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To be brave as you can
With sampled courage on infinite loop
Keep heart though you suffer
The loss of fidelity
And compressed experience
Leaves you with less.

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December 27, 2014 at 2:38 pm

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Late Library Poem

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Reflecting on the library
and the work we put into it.

I think about divisions of l    ab    o   r

Different job classifications cross paths and converge
in our common purpose to serve the public.

There’s a will to a system in this thinking,
but it is immersive too. I pay
attention
to
my coworkers’ emotions
and how it feels to “work together”.
I read practically everything but the books.

Unlike most any other job
I’ve ever had
No day is a defeat!

Except maybe the day longer
that a book takes to get back
on the shelf,
because our budget allows for
late-night security guards
not late-night pages.

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December 14, 2013 at 1:32 am

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