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Aerokinesis

Nothing ever remains unknown. We know this. Sooner or later, the winds will change with us, and us with it.

Aerokinesis is a poem written by our long-time contributor, Chelsea Yanga and shared with The Ugly Writers under the thee Organized Chaos for the month of September

 

Aerokinesis

 

Cold, crisp, water
from the stream uphill. Take a pail
bring it, and you,
home to me.

Look up at the grand foliage of trees,
find what’s hiding there.
Fireflies, strung up like lights.
And would you please?

Take one jar from our kitchen, unscrew the top
and grasp one light from the night sky gently,
bring it, and you,
home to me.

I’ve never tried to befriend the air.
It was all your doing. The quiet,
secretive, loving wind. One flick from
your wrist, and you send them all
scattering.

Nothing ever remains unknown. We know this.
Sooner or later, the winds will change with us,

and
us
with it.

Till then—

Tell the wind of your love, please,
and hope
it reaches me.

Let it not backtrack,
let it not grace
someone else,
let it not

lose its way.

 

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