Footnotes 
Out in the margins 

Are scribbled reminders

To highlight the areas 

We’re meant to be kinder

Some phrases underlined 

To recall with more ease

The depth of their meaning

With which our heart agrees

Never folding the corners

Too many pages to bend

With words so revitalizing 

To recall and comprehend 

While in the footnotes

Are jotted explanations

Of how goodness comes

In it’s many variations 

Reading between the lines

Reveals the deeper mystery

Which had been so elusive 

Through all the intensity 

Now no sorry epitaph

Will remain in its wake

As the page soon turns

What imagination creates
Ria 2017

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