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Poetry: To Begin

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Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Susan Jefts



To Begin, but not the usual way with words,

ideas, with pen and paper, but just…..

Begin.  Touch of air this morning

and a carrying of it toward something,

coffee and a cool breeze,

awareness that hasn’t been for some time

clouded over as it is with so much –

emotion, debris, spring run amok.

A good cleaning might do.

Just the word itself: Begin.

Say yes once and mean it.

Dance upon the letters,

open each one up, and breathe.

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