Speaking of Clouds

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You are not the cirrus
wispy ice crystals
highest in the heavens
oblivious to earthly shadows and whispers

nsYou eschew the nimbostratus
shielding the heavens
with a gray blanket of great sadness
that darkens earthen hopes and dreams

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Neither are you the haughty cumulus
defending heaven’s gate with
threatening storms and floods
to earth oceans, forests and prairies

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No, I fancy you the stratocumulus
in the dawn of twilight surrender
infusing color and promise
and greeting all creatures with renewal and hope

For Richard

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