Posts Tagged ‘separate self’

All day, the wind, the ruthless wind,
unruly, unsettling, relentless wind,
the wind that crashed the leafless trees
and strewed the branches across the streets,
the wind that scraped at my fragile peace
until I was as dismantled as the day—

I noticed the part of me that wanted
to wish the wind away. I asked it
to sit with me. With little option
except to be present with each other,
together, we listened to the wind.

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there are blessings,

though they are wrapped

in sandpaper—

perhaps by now

your fingerprints

are nearly erased

perhaps you’ve noticed

how this

is the gift

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