Posts Tagged ‘renewal’

In One Move




wings cramped

in that nest of last year—


rediscovering how to fly

I leave all those twigs

exactly where they are


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And What is Left

From the beginning, the key to renewal has been the casting off of old skin.
—Mark Nepo, “The Book of Awakening”

The way to the promised land is for the me to utterly fail.
—Jeannie Zandi, Telluride, 3/29/12

I saw myself
a broken thing
crumpled, bent,
weary to crying,

small and spent
and watching as
whatever self
she thought she knew

went spilling out
and sloughing off.
It’s amazing what love
gets away with.

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