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Unadorned,
Enwrapped about you
I feel beautiful.

Above me and faraway
Geese flow south
Their cries are beautiful.

Beside me
curled up close
your dreams are beautiful.

In the half light
the air is still-
When I turn on the lamp

I shall be forty-four.

© Olivia "Bette" Mejia

 

REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION from Manuel Mejia. Taken from the private photographic poetry exhibit collection of Vellie Sandalo Dietrich.

desert photo by remé antonio grefalda

 



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