While writing this poem the people in the picture were on my mind, besides the many ways of touching and being touched, Robert Faron. I didn’t think about loss experienced by my readers, but I did think about the hope in the picture, hence the last words of the poem.

One of the greatest Dutch poets of the last century was Vasalis. She wrote this:

It is not the cut that hurts

it is being cut off

Friend of life and beauty and foe of spoilers of life and beauty. Golden marriage. Grandfather. Pianist and micro poet. Dutch, European.

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