I Now Stand


My body aches
From a world
That takes
I unraveled and wanted
Believed what was flaunted
But was
Cut down
Yet my roots grew
And found a way
To sprout and sway
Into the light
My insides illuminated
Thriving wings
Opened and culminated
I now stand
Observing the land
Spinning in sand
As I leap
Into the sea


Poetry & Photography by Donnette Hicks

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