The Lamp, by Christopher Hileman

The Lamp
by Christopher Hileman

Where is one thing,
One thought
One feeling
When I look in the mirror?

Asking this at once
I enter my purpose.
I look and discover
Who I am.

Christopher Hileman moved to Oregon in 1973. He has retired to live on the volcanic bluff overlooking Willamette Falls in Oregon City, Oregon. He ascends the stairs from his basement digs to improvise on his Yamaha keyboard or the house Playel grand when the calico cat releases him from below. The part-Irish Wolfhound here likes him.

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