A Tavern

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When the entire world is your best friend
solitude becomes a tavern
where we meet
and prayer
the wine we drink together.

I am not alone here.

Quiet, yes,
and waiting for your golden presence
to fill the doorway.

I will smile
and we will dance into a spiral,
atop chairs and tables built by patience,
forgetting the time,
until the whole room fills with light.
And we collapse.

Side by side.
At home.
Complete.

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digger

Douglass DeCandia is the Food Growing Program Coordinator at the Food Bank for Westchester, which operates on five sites located throughout Westchester County – Leake & Watts Residential Campus, New York School for the Deaf, Sugar Hill Farm at Westchester Land Trust, Westchester County Department of Correction and Woodfield Cottage.

Atop the Water’s Edge

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Night is quiet before the frost
as if the lake swallowed every song
and holds them

for the morning

When mist performs an alchemy of sound
for all those who convey the song
and for all those
who listen.

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digger

Douglass DeCandia is the Food Growing Program Coordinator at the Food Bank for Westchester, which operates on five sites located throughout Westchester County – Leake & Watts Residential Campus, New York School for the Deaf, Sugar Hill Farm at Westchester Land Trust, Westchester County Department of Correction and Woodfield Cottage.

Into Light

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To be free of this skin
for just a moment.

Into light

or a grain of sand.

The moment

becomes eternity

and I

again

what I have
always been.

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digger

Douglass DeCandia is the Food Growing Program Coordinator at the Food Bank for Westchester, which operates on five sites located throughout Westchester County – Leake & Watts Residential Campus, New York School for the Deaf, Sugar Hill Farm at Westchester Land Trust, Westchester County Department of Correction and Woodfield Cottage.