Legs – © 1970

A free form piece comparing legs to God. Written in my old “Hippie Style”, at the height of my Hippie Phase.

I was attending Milwaukee Area Technical College in Milwaukee, WI. I was still 16 and very much a “Flower Child”. After Classes downtown I would walk down to the Main Street and wait for the Bus that would take me back home. On this particular day I was sitting on the sidewalk, my back against some storefront, waiting for the Bus. The downtown pedestrian traffic flowed back and forth in front of me. If I didn’t look up, all I saw was their legs.

Legs – © 1970

legs
i sit here and see
legs
walking before me
walking fast
walking slow
how long will they last
how far will they go
how very much
God
is like a pair of
legs
carrying us
not
down the street
but
through life
and it’s troubles
until at the final step
He and we can
fly
no longer needing
support
but
being support

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