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Breath Heart Footstep

by Tom Goss

The verticality of the pines
teases my spine
into placating alignment.

The undermyskin cellular processes
refuse to follow my halting breath
into momentary silence

as I

emulate the quiet
that is so inborn
in 130,000 drowned prayers.


Author's Note: Please check out my new book!

Posted on 01/05/2005
Copyright © 2021 Tom Goss

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Heide McAlister-Bates on 01/05/05 at 06:35 PM

This really touched me. Thanks for posting it.

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