What is the difference
between this moment
when I leave the shop
and the moment
when I turn
the corner to home?

What is the difference
between the moment
when I pass
the old man with untied shoes
and the moment
when the firetruck
passes me?

The moment when I pause
to hear the bird's cry?
The moment I return
to walking?
The moment my eyes
lift toward bright orange
berries in the sun,
the rustle
of dry leaves at my feet?
2003 Kelley White
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