Poem: Your King
As we embraced, you called out
and I understood for a moment, this moment, the one that wasn’t before,
I was your king.
by Michael Konik · Published December 4, 2016 · Last modified February 26, 2017
by Michael Konik · Published April 18, 2005 · Last modified April 17, 2016
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