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Ryan McAllister



the last game

we never knew which would be the last game each summer
that time when no one would come to the field next time
the lastness of it slouched by, unnoticed in the heat
the already wavering excitement we held for what we thought of
as a new year

soon, a summer had come and gone without warning
strange how, in the breeze of its departure
something threatening smelled suddenly too close
the way a deer freezes in the autumn woods

unlike magicians, loathe to repeat their tricks
we perform these mysteries over and over upon ourselves
and yet, how what we do becomes what we used to do
remains as puzzling, as unconfrontable, as ever.





Ryan McAllister
Ryan McAllister wants you to know that birth can be a loving experience for everyone involved. He wants your help reviving the viewpoint that "pregnancy is healthy, not an illness." How we view and treat pregnancy, birth, and the young child is important to everyone because it sets up the quality of our human relationships. He welcomes you to visit NotJustSkin.org where he and many others are developing an understanding of how to set human relationships up well from the beginning. He invites interaction at ryan@notjustskin.org. Ryan works as a biophysicist and birth activist.



                                    

 

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