Friday, July 31, 2009

The Guardians

They followed us around
goofy and smiling, bounding behind like dogs.

They followed behind us,
on the streets of Bangor; loping along

Entreating us to take their picture.
Take our picture!
Take our picture!

They followed hopefully, smiling
until we finally stopped and made them promise

They posed instantly, brothers
We snapped their picture, and they kept their word

They loped off in another direction, satisfied.
Their mission was accomplished!

Their photo, to this day
Hangs on a wall wherever I am.

Over 20 years later, my guardians
Soul brothers smiling their goofy smiles.

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