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This Life

a list poem about the human experience

By Alyssa MadillPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
This Life
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This life: riotous and complex.

Brimming with sweet smells. Cool swims.

Foggy mornings. Dancing reflections.

Painted clouds through the skylight.

Steam rising. Satisfied purrs. Smooth lips.

The courage to say the thing.

The grace to share your plate.

The opening and closing of the heart.

The darkening and sparkling of the spirit.

Moss that's crisp in summer's drought-

flexible again with just one rainfall.

This life of breathtaking meteor showers.

Cheekbones lined with salt.

It is riotous, and complex.

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About the Creator

Alyssa Madill

She is a never ending story written in the stars.

Alyssa has been a lifelong writer, having recently begun sharing her creations as she prepares to release her first poetry book into the world. Her poems are inspired by nature and heartache.

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  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    It’s very complex! Great work! Wonderful!

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