How Dare You
Thomas Merton Brightman
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How dare you
Dandelion
Trash the field of green

How dare you
Father
Wish I had not been born

How dare you
Footprints
Sullen fresh-fallen snow

How dare you
Mother
Abandon me

Is
Anything, anyone, anywhere
Predictable or safe

Kept looking for something
To remain the same
Seemed insane
Nothing did

How dare you
Responded Change
Pain-filled lesson of life
Nothing remains the same