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    "Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy."
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  • Poem of the Day: Walking on Tiptoe
    Long ago we quit lifting our heels
    like the others—horse, dog, and tiger—
    though we thrill to their speed
    as they flee. Even the mouse
    bearing the great weight of a nugget
    of dog food is enviably graceful.
    There is little spring to our walk,
    we are so burdened with responsibility,
    all of the disciplinary actions
    that have fallen to us, the punishments,
    the killings, and all with our feet
    bound stiff in the skins of the conquered.
    But sometimes, in the early hours,
    we can feel what it must have been like
    to be one of them, up on our toes,
    stealing past doors where others are sleeping,
    and suddenly able to see in the dark.

    Ted Kooser, “Walking on Tiptoe” from Delights and Shadows. Copyright © 2004 by Ted Kooser. Reprinted with the permission of Copper Canyon Press, P. O. Box 271, Port Townsend, WA 98368-0271,

    Source: Delights and Shadows(Copper Canyon Press, 2004)

    Ted Kooser

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