Friday, October 22, 2010

let it be known

if you place a fern
under a stone
the next day it will be
nearly invisible
as if the stone has
swallowed it.

if you tuck the name of a loved one
under your tongue too long
without speaking it
it becomes blood
the little sucked-in breath of air
hiding everywhere
beneath your words.

no one sees
the fuel that feeds you.

spring falls.
hidden + naomi shihab nye

jomel c.


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