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"I Saw a Sunbeam" (by Joe DiMino)

I saw a sunbeam
Break from the others,
Refract as if a gem
Where all
The morning sky,
And this one
Wayward gleam
Deflected toward
Another wayward

A new life dawned
Out of me:
As if my soul
A stale room
Window lifted high
Rushing in

From a private manger
Rose out of me
My Wise-men…

Like a quiet field
Alone, off a-ways
Far from
The common lie,
Not content
With the herd
Giving birth
No predetermined
Released her

On a limb
In a nest
With its new bird
Apart from the rest—

One flower
Vacant of grass
Dared to bloom
Though a crushing

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