January 20, 2009

Posted: January 23, 2009 in Poetry
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I feel like a little girl standing in the sun,
beams shining full on her face, grin cocked
towards heaven.

For the first time in my adult life, I understand
what spring feels like for budding flowers, and
I understand the purpose of my mouth and limbs.

I feel the earth beneath my feet tremble, and I still
want to walk on it. I still want to take step after step
towards a new beginning, a promised hope.

In my heart, a new chapter emerges where that lie
about how we can be anything (even the President)
is suddenly and irreversibly true. We can be.

In my mind, the challenges we face are daunting,
and they traipse upon our ideals of achievement
in a world of depression and doubt. Fear slithers on.

But since my dream has come alight, since the sun
feels warm on my face, the earth firm under my feet,
I can do no more than work and dream.

Change comes with seasons, and spring is the word of hope.

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Comments
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  3. Sarah J says:

    This is beautiful.

    Should’ve gotten you to be the inaugural poet. I can FEEL this.

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  6. belledame222 says:

    Just to say, been reading back a few pages’ worth of your poetry and: you’re bloody brilliant. I get what you’re saying above about a need to keep something for yourself, but I do hope someday, your work will be better known, because this shit should be out there.

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