Kierkegaard’s Daily Stroll

We can
imagine him
in the northern twilight,
making his way, crablike, with hat
and cane.

On cold
gray boulevards,
buffeted by winds, yet
holding fast to his quicksilver
notions.

Barely
keeping his feet,
from a distance he might
seem the fleeting, black shadow of
a crow.

Tim Hawkins has lived and traveled widely throughout North America, Southeast Asia and Latin America, where he has worked as a journalist, technical writer, communications manager, and teacher in international schools. He currently lives in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. His writing has appeared in numerous print and online publications, most recently in BluelineFour and Twenty (http://4and20poetry.com/2011/06/14/four-and-twenty-of-the-week-june-14), Iron Horse Literary Review, The Pedestal Magazine (http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/gallery.php?item=14819, and Shot Glass Journal (http://www.musepiepress.com/shotglass/tim_hawkins1.html), and is forthcoming in The Midwest Quarterly, and Verse Wisconsin.

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