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Dust. The stray edges of us.

by Amapola on September 29, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

I wrote this poem today: "The Stray Edges of Us".

Like lost dust
that never settles,

I'll search for you
until you find me.

In sunbeam showers
defying the dusk,

in moonlight lining
softly shielding,

in blows of breeze
gently yielding

the stray edges of us.


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