Vox Populi

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Kareem Tayyar: At the March for Our Lives, Centennial Park, Santa Ana, California, 3pm, March 24th, 2018

I spend most of the afternoon thinking about John Lennon.

How he would have been 79 years old next October.

How his wife has been a widow for longer than she was his lover.


I hear his songs in my head as I walk,

His voice locating the secret mouth of the river where all dreams begin.


O my love,

Let this world be as gentle as a middle-aged man playing the piano in his apartment.

And let that piano never fall out of tune.


Copyright 2018 Kareem Tayyar

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