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The Latch Once Lifted

August 19, 2008

Light opens, vertical
like your body, your
shape but growing
and glowing as who would not
want to — so
you are willing
to risk desert, the scorch
of it, its lack
of hiding places.
You’ll be a lizard
surviving
in a dry arroyo,
each yesterday washed away
by flooding light.

by Lisken Van Pelt Dus

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  1. August 19, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Oh, that’s marvelous.

    each yesterday washed away
    by flooding light.

    That made my heart stand still.

  2. oriana
    August 20, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    I love the title and the opening lines:

    Light opens, vertical
    like your body, your
    shape but growing
    and glowing as who would not
    want to —

  3. August 26, 2008 at 2:36 am

    A great poem, congratulations, Anny

  4. December 10, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    beautiful :)

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