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Before the Bruises

January 12, 2014
By haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

― Mary Oliver

This neglect surfaces
A carefully kindled fire on my hands
Discarding a faultless
Love it remembers
Generous secret laughter
And early morning hugs
Squeezed between pre-coffee
Ambiguous conversation
Of last night’s dreams
I then resurface to
My duct-taped

The author's comments:
Inspired by a hunkered sculpture in our school's art show.

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