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akiikii

The still air in her nursery
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Whispers rising ocean waves
 2
Until her breath, at last
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Pushes past my cacophonous grey- scale worry
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I step out of the darkness
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careful not to disturb the silence
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that recently threatened
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to swallow me alive.
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Daughters don't steal mothers' beauty.
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No matter what is said,
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we give it away gladly
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in incremental predawn payments
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for the intoxicant sound
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of air moving softly
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in and out of their tiny lungs.
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13 May 17

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nice imagery here -- there is tension and release -- the last strophe is a lovely rendering of a mothers conflicted feelings resolved -- this has a heart beat -- it kicks at the darkness 'till it bleeds daylight
 — AlchemiA

Exquisite....Love the last stanza
 — larrylark

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