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Poetry Flows In Us

Updated: Jul 18, 2020

Poetry

flows

within some of us


like blood in our veins

a DNA

determining function, form—

the foundation for faith


it is

the genetic, biologic

reminder in code

you cannot outgrow

overdevelop

underestimate

the way it warms

under the skin

the way it warns

of hurt as it has been

hurt

left

alone

inside

staying skin-deep

and sheltered.


To some of us

Poetry flows

within

without

flowing

out


so break-in,

give it

space to

breathe.



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