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The Connection

Early morning chores done
Tugging along a heavy bag
I drop my daughter to school
I wish her and kiss her goodbye

I pass by the main school gate
On my way to work
I smile and wave to the security guard
He smiles back and waves

For a year or so
I have been seeing him every day
The only connection between us
A smile and a wave

Today morning at breakfast
My daughter said to me
‘Our security guard passed away’
I was silent and couldn’t believe her

I passed the main gate today
On my way to work
Looking for the security guard
But he was not there

I pictured him in my mind
And smiled and waved to him
He smiled back and waved
May you rest in peace

©copyright 12 Aug 2010 skm

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