There’s a distance between words that creates chasms as sharp as knives. There’s a silence in speech that knits knots and undoes reason. We chatter to enjoy the noise so we can avoid the content. We ruin angles and aspects, cut corners from rounded edges, turn blades against the…
Outside listening to the merry mystic music swaying in the wind before the storm. Rain smells heavy in the air, noisy with the breath of life…
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Because it didn't understand fire it burned Because it didn't understand water it froze Because all this time we look back at the things we fear When…
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These half-remembered memories haunt me I remember it was a bright day with a sky overhead like a dyed-blue sheet But I do not recall how the sunlight…
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It was above me once greater than anything I had seen before Arms spread wider than the universe if the universe is all I can see A dark stretch of…
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I want you to hear what I hear, feel what I feel—feel like someone else inhabiting a stranger's body. I want you to know the fear when muscles bunch…
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When the rains fell even the broken clouds looked too blue— the far starlight and the planets moving like small bulbs in an empty room. There was a…
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for S, age 11
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