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Drawing Lines with the Light

“La Rebeyrolle (municipality of Saint-Priest-la-Feuille, Creuse, Fr), early morning pilgrim’s departure on the Way of Saint James” Havang(nl) (CC A-S A 3.0)

The darkness passes through me.

It would sour my tongue and poison
my blood. Disdain
from one grandmother,
despair from the other.

Pain finds pain and merges, muddying
the source. Sometimes sinks so heavy
it begs for a name. This gift is sharp,
finding the edge of me.

Let it seep out from the holding
cells, deepening my breath
to make room for the shadow.

Unlocked space is forgiving,
gentling the nightmare in my bones.

Drawing lines with the light,
the chosen pieces of me rise
into dawning.

Summer Silence by Lurana Brown

Many thanks to the Blue Hour for publishing my poem!

The Blue Hour

there are days, summer days
when the fear quiets down enough to hear
creatures humming out of stillness

the sun does not burn through
the dancing leaves shadow
and the air is generous

there is no ticking in these moments
marked by meaning
thick with remembering

between the fireflies, a different darkness

Lurana Brown is a pianist, songwriter, gardener, mother, and freelance writer.
http://luranabrown.com

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