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Set Yourself Spinning

(the last of the poetry birthed out of my writing class, which ended tonight)



How do you spin
when there's no reason to dance?

How do you climb
with no mountain in sight?

How do you search
for what you cannot find?

How do you stand
if you don't have any feet?


Something compels you.




It's waking up knowing
that you dreamt something sweet.

It's hearing a comment
that's begging to be.

It's an infinite number
of stories untold.

It's a fear of what's missing
as life unfolds.



There's a spot in my side -
maybe next to my liver -
that shakes when it wants,
with restless desire.

It craves what it craves.

It craves to create.

It longs to explain,
to know,
and to name.


A restlessness

that only finds peace,

with paper and pen
and sweet, sweet release.

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MLW said…
mmmm.....I like it!

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