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A Perfect Pair

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I see the two of you, one tall, one small,
silhouetted at the top of the street
by the light of the street lamp.

As you turn the corner, the headlights
of an approaching car light both your faces
like two momentary stars.

I think this is possibly our best day
the one I want to remember,
a moment in time, when
I know I have chosen well.

My dream incarnate,
you now stand
with her small hand in your palm
while I stand apart.

Odarka Polanskyj Stockert is a native New Jersey poet, and an active member and president of South Mountain Poets. A long-time collaborator of the Yara Arts Group based at La Mama in New York City, she has performed in many Yara poetry and experimental theater events and productions. She is a harpist, engineer, and inventor, and lives in Millburn with her husband and daughters. Her poems have been published in the journal Lunatic Chameleon, Gathered on the Mountain (South Mountain Poets, 2006), and A Walk Through My Garden (Outrider Press).

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