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Thin Dark Thread


John W Frye

The thin dark thread does not break-

The button holds, fragile against the wind.

The coat shields her baby from the cold

Piercing deadly as frigid gales blow.

The mother’s face burns red, her slit eyes wet;

Her hands tight, numb with cold;

Her feet take the long, dark, silent road.

The thread holds,

The button stays;

Her baby, oblivious, lives.

O warmth of the mother’s heart

In the journey called life.

painting:  Jaro Polk Art “Lonely Road” (google images)