Recycled

flashlight batteries - Ali Grimshaw

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Seeing them together

caused my pause

to write a gift for you

on scraps found. My pen

pulled my hand along

(it is braver than I).

It knows how to lay

my heart wide open,

like a prairie to the sky

nowhere to hide

expansive and still,

miles from adequate

for what I wish to give.

© Ali Grimshaw (rewrite 2019)

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