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Faces of Children Looking Out

Inside this shadow of a room

live the eyes of a child

looking out through curtains

at a just discovered world


Inside this bearded pensioner

this housewife dusting

this wrinkled grandmother

in her rocker


These trudging, nameless

brown or yellow farmers

windswept salt encrusted sailors

miners breathing coal dust


all shadowy children


These children, nameless, waiting

split into a million futures

looking out through curtains

the planet whirling by outside


Its face

your face

my face

reflected on the misty window pane

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