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Tag Archives: wonder

found poem: disturbing

found poem: We waited

found poem: trial and error

found poem: stuffed with wonder

ready for Thanksgiving

found poem: thorny

found poem: a poem

found poem: Though

found poem: ready

found poem: Earth

found poem: dissolving

found poem: PLUSH

found poem: days

found poem: shake

found poem: yearning

found poem: the power

found poem: I’ve been

TO BE…

that cheerless weekend…

the newness of something…

peony buds in the rainArms crossed in front of her, she held herself — soothing, cradling, rocking. Without quite thinking, she recognized the unfamiliarity of this gentle holding: the feel of her upper arms soft beneath her hands, the pressure against her breasts, the simple comfort of being held in this most primitive way: solitary, alone, apart. Not the reassuring grasp of friend or parent, not the heated embrace of lover, but a place she could go — a cottage — cozy, private, out of the heat and rain and centrifugal chaos of the world.

Holding herself, she felt the weight of the invisible — the unfathomable gravity of grief and love and wonder. She pulled it in and gripped herself tighter and smiled.

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