I would I had been there.

The salons of Venice
The Globe Theatre on its first opening
The birth of the 8 limbed girl
The moment a baby first laughed
When Madame Curie discovered radium
When Rilke met Lou Andreas-Salome
When Hendrix took the stage at Woodstock
When Sarah Vaughn stepped up to the mic
At the moment “Eureka” was first shouted
And every subsequent Eureka
But also the dark moments
Alone in corners
Feeling so far from human warmth
I wish I could be there too
To bear witness and to hug.


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