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I’ll perish twice... (1 reply)

2 years ago
nasthoughts 2 years ago

Your soul keeps lurking

So then what about me?

I can feel the earth’s motions

When my heart skips a beat.

I lay down on the fair

Weather’s colder than my shivers

Up on my neck stand those hairs

Im feeling lighter than feathers

Unable to hold what’s there

My body shakes in awry

No emotions left to spare

No tears left to cry.

My feet seem too far from the ground

Feels like I’m almost on ice

And when they’ll become numb enough

I know I’ll perish twice

Susan Katz
2 years ago
Susan Katz 2 years ago

Thank you for sending your poem for consideration for Featured Poem of the Month, for June.  I love your last line!  I truly appreciate you sharing this fine piece of work with me, Susan

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