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Monday, May 22nd, 1978
               Did you know you smile in
                     your sleep?
               You must be having good dreams
               I wonder if I am there - -
                     no matter,
               for now, I am content with being
                     your reality.
               You make me run-through-the
               sprinkler-on-a-hot-day happy.
               Like a playful breeze you've
               blown ever-so-gently across
               my life.
               You cool me,
                  refresh me,
                     gentle me
               I know you'll blow away,
                              but wait,
               Please wait,
                  at least until the heat has passed.
                              Kathi K.

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —


Tuesday, May 23rd, 1978
            and when the dust had settled
               she realized she was still in kansas
            and God but its hard to stay in kansas
                  after you've been to oz
                              Kathi K.

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —


Wednesday, May 24th, 1978
   but as for me
   my dreams are in the west, where only ocean breezes blow
               and the breeze of your
                  sweet breath across my
                        bare skin
                                          and that is real.
   in my state beats the relentless heat of suppression
   and there are no immigration laws that say you can't live here
                                                save those you make.
   and as for me
   this is my first trip here
   and I've returned not alone, but with the wine and passion
   burning deep inside me.
   and if i see the emerald city in your cool eyes,
            i may be forgiven --
                                 i always did like emerald
                                                better than jade.
                              Kathi K.

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —