Have You Ever Known…

Have you ever known
A grown man to weep?
It is
A shameful
Natural?
Beautiful.
Occurrence
To witness
As well as to experience.

Have you ever known
An infant to sob late into the night?
It is
A tragedy
Of cosmic (comic?) proportions.

Have you ever known
A pachyderm to mourn
The passing of another,
The loss
Of a child
O the child of another?
It breaks
Even the coldest of walls
Just as crisp ice
Atop small puddles in the parkway.

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