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when the sea fills your lungs


faith’s a funny thing, but you
knew that, I’m sure,
when you washed up tangled
in kelp on that rain-beaten shore,
and when I took your hand and
wiped the sand from your cheek,
the fur of your fathers
shed in a heap at the feet of
our bed you said with salt on your tongue
that faith’s a lot like water when
the sea fills your lungs and you
hold it in your palms with your fingers
pinched tight but it slips through the
cracks and tips into the night,
you can’t hold water in your hands
but damn it, you can try, and I think
with those words you started to cry —

Read the rest of this poem at http://tinyurl.com/hu3lxhl.

Photo: “High Tide” by Kiara Rose — http://tinyurl.com/hjfuz55

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