Their Favorite Words

100 years from now

I hope my words grace the tongues

of men and women

yearning to speak their truth


100 years from now

with tea and fresh flowers

or on a subway, clutching tight

the words, steadying their day


100 years from now

on yellowed paper and bent pages

tucked away between their favorites

words, adored and well read


100 years from now

scribbled in the margins

is a name, next to theirs

unspoken wishes


100 years from now

I hope they quote me to their lovers

in secret letters, from beneath balconies

and at Cathedral aisles end



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