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by Brynn Dizack

change is not a swift thing,
but a stagnant or slow-moving pond,
accompanied by the cracking of dry sticks
or bones.

there are setbacks.
the child emerges without a face,
without a gender,
without a right foot.

there are remedies for these,
and reprecussions for those.

i have not yet begun to wait.


Posted on 12/16/2005
Copyright © 2022 Brynn Dizack

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 02/06/06 at 01:55 PM

shalom forever

Posted by Frankie Sanchez on 11/30/06 at 08:31 PM

there are setbacks. // i'm in love with this...

Posted by Julie Adams on 10/23/09 at 01:56 PM

this poem, tho calm, is explosive in content, the bones...it explodes the limits of the mind in so few lines...kudos, peace, ~jewels

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