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Replacing shaken ground with firm foundation

by sisterpoet on October 9, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Foo Fighters should not make the listener cry as a matter of course. Yet, any given day at any given time I will burst, burst I say, into tears at the sound of " one of these days the ground will fall out from beneath your feet" I have lived those words. Everything was a matter of time before this or that would happen and the this or that was never good. So today with the prospect of stability in many forms, my heart and mind can't accept it so easily. My ears are tuned to hear distant rumbles. My body braces for the earthquake. My soul can't rest.


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