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  • Cece Foley

telling a story to the pine trees

as i feel my heart start to get heavy

i breathe the sound of surrounding crickets into my body

i dream a bonfire into my belly

and feel the warmth i have felt in the past

remembering laughs that ricochet and bounce and multiply

reaching into the night sky

for a wink of reassurance

that i am, i really am okay

that i’m gonna keep goin, even if dark clouds float

amongst my sways

cuz other people are dancin, twirlin, singin

right along with the pain

[Summer 2019]

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