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February 11, 2014

Already, And. ~ Kate Ellis {Poem}

moon

Bare boned
and
starving under the moonlight
How long has it been?

Only a day I’m sure.

But already the beginning—
a devouring of all this glitter that falls about us in the dark
as though its been a lifetime.

Already a quivering
already a hands-full
a sucking in of air
smiles broad and
eyes wide

Already a burning belief in something other than

all

this

stuff

that lies around us

And it begins to disappear

And I begin to laugh

And I begin to frown

because it’s more than I can take
but I want more
and I think
‘Thank God
I’m alive!’

as if I’d never thought it before.

 

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