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Lexington Poetry Month
What a Life is for?
article by
Philip Sallee

Hoof prints on the forest floor, I wondered what a life is for.
Family cemetery in the clearing, headstone with a lamb, infant daughter, 1934.
I couldn’t help but to wonder, whats a life for?
To hold what you cannot keep, to weep in the night, a mother in the moonlight, generations ago. Wondering, perhaps, what this is all for; I walked along, the forest floor.

4 responses to “What a Life is for?”

  1. John McCurry says:

    Nice! Haunting.

  2. You’ve written a truly beautiful, touching poem, Philip!

  3. Amanda Kelley Corbin says:

    Very nice. Evocative.

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