Photo by Moritz Mentges on Unsplash

the atlas lost hold
of my brain again
and so

jaw
throat
collar
shoulder
solar
plexus
hip
pelvis

seized as waves
lapping against a burning
lighthouse

we are not aware of
where and when
tragedy will hammer
but also heal

the tap releases blood flow
held fast
from misalignment

pain…

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Photo by David East on Unsplash

we are the artists of the here and now
and we evolve the form, the function
of the late greats

lest language is the cause
to liquidize the original states
reduction of meaning
mimicry of thought

but who am I
to write so cryptically?
whose ego eclipses whose?

skipping a…

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Samantha Lazar

Poetry, fiction, and essays in celebration of being a Mom, Wife, Educator, Writer, & Lover of Life.