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Sound of Peace

In a park, a child

spins a pinwheel,

and the whole planet

spins with him.

His mother

is wrapped up

in his smile,

as the light of the day

gets hotter.

Beyond them

are some empty chairs;

limbs of trees

touch the ground.

The child's

explosion of laughter

is a cosmic sound.

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