bubbling

quiet seas

at high tides.

rocky shores

for sidewalks.

waves that

break

at stratums

of pulsing veins.

listen

to the ache

for a feeling

never

seen.

touch

the fear

that

rumbles

between

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waving

the leaves are back on the trees

and the rustle is rife

in the air

again

sometimes

it is the familiar

that saves

you

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fear.

we are destined

to burn

and that

turns us

to ash

scattered

on graves

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stand in the wilderness.

look at all the trees.

see the leaves

return.

feel the familiar

be new

again.

 

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Nineteen

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the wind is fast

and the ache is sour

in the air.

the cars are rushing by

and there’s a quiet hope

that they are all

headed somewhere.

it is all so

much.

and so little.

all at once.

and

it will take a while.

to let go.

of this all.

but I am starting.

here

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Nineteen, the first installation of the Cigarettes and Ice Cream series, out 6/21. Available for pre-order everywhere: https://books2read.com/Nineteen