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© by Maya Stein

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Friday, September 02, 2005

tiptoe













after the wake of breaking headlines,
with a city plunged into darkness and heat,
and so many mouths cracking open
in a fierce wail of need -

no wonder i find myself straddled between
the urge to move mountains
and the other urge,
the more complicated one,
to remain as still and silent as i can,
tending my own little garden.

either way, i am left standing
as if on tiptoe,
clutching at my good fortune
of having such a choice.

1 comment:

Angela said...

"no wonder i find myself straddled betweenthe urge to move mountains
and the other urge,the more complicated one,to remain as still and silent as i can,tending my own little garden."

Beautifully said. It captures *exactly* how I feel.