The Gift

He dreams of places beyond the stars.

Photo © Lon Casler Bixby

Why should he smile

The boy

He is poverty

With broom in hand

He feels no pain

No anger

And no fear of the unknown

He dreams of places beyond the stars

And bears a gift that no one knows

He lies at night with no sleep at thought

The gift of being is what he brought

He came to us being one

But not the same

Our need overtook

His want never became

Fatigued and frail

His temporal body will decay

He waits with his soul

To return and replenish his gift

The boy

He is poverty

And he is manna

He smiles

And then he dies

Awaiting our occasion


© Lon Casler Bixby 2017

Lon Casler Bixby
Lon Casler Bixby

Lon Casler Bixby is a published author: Fiction, Poetry, Humor, & Comic Books. He's also an award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in magazines, art & coffee table books, & in Art Galleries throughout the world.

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