(1926-2005 / Arlington, Massachusetts)

For the Graduation [Bolinas School, June 11, 1971]

for Sarah

Pretension has it
you can't
get back
what's gone by.

Yet I don't believe it.
The sky
in this place
stays here

and the sun
comes, or goes
and comes again,
on the same day.

We live in a circle,
older or younger,
we go round
and around on this earth.

I was trying to remember
what it
was like
at your age.

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