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Peek-a-boo!

A little boy
bundled up in his layered,
light-blue, balloon jacket
leans against the navy brick wall.
Legs apart, arms stretched,
leaning backwards,
his face turned upwards.

The sun peeks out,
from the bleached clouds.
He laughs aloud, runs towards
the bright sunlight and squeals
“caught you!”

And to humour the tyke,
the sun dances into
the nearby clouds.
And when it peeks out
after a while
the boy laughs,
runs forward – once again.

In that moment,
I swear that the sun
twinkled just a bit brighter.
The wind blew with a whoosh
joining in in laughter.

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Awaken

I’ve been reading an astonishing amount of new poets lately. And obsessing about them. And yesterday, when the words of Tyler Knott Gregson invaded my sleep and buzzed around in my head, an idea sprung forth. Inspired in equal parts by him and the bountiful nature.

The frozen,
slumberous,
barren branches
wait…

for the kiss of spring
to awaken new buds
and stretch its arms wide open.

As I wait for your kiss
to awaken feelings
left untapped,
unfelt, unspoken.

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