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2003-02-17 18:59:04 (UTC)

Life is in that room 1/16/2003


The long winter closes in
the child dancesin the room


No one cares what is not within


Life is in that room.

Bookshelves containing


Books of a life time


Rousseau, Voltaire, Dostoyevsky, TOlstoy


Aristotle, Plato, Locke, Hume,


Goethe's Faust, Machiavelli's The Prince


Samuel Johnson, Boswell,


A lifetime of study


How can one ever leave?


Life is in that room.

THe child dances, knowing not of


THe philosophical dances choreographed


on the shelves.


As she ages she will read.


Discourses, Social Contracts, Emile.


THe Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina


And she will be


e n l i g h t e n e d


by the


life in that room.

~Salem


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