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Make It Count

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Every miserable day
and good one
near the water
or in a hospital
I try
I try
I try
My manta of gratitude
for functioning legs and serotonin uptake
quiet moments
and every last hug
for a soundtrack
and friendship
and good enough health
for those I love to make it to sunset
then sunrise
Repeat
Repeat
Repeat
Chaos and uncertainty
are too tight socks
pinching circulation
and leaving deep ruts
but limbs intact
if a tad blue
When I manage to roll them off
a more seamless state slowly returns
The heart relentless
doing its work
Pushing
Pushing
Pushing

NaPoWriMo Day 27

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The Traveler

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IMG_5653It’s the collar bones
she values most
that and the unbroken curve of her shoulders

As time runs its certain game
those distinct angles persist
consistent
and relatively unspoiled
despite nights where every minute
lingered visible
and interminable afternoons
loving those that never saw
another sun set

Her skin still wraps her
like a determined hug
easing
but unrelenting

April 30, 2013
Julie Ayers
NaPoWriMo #30