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We Come From Heights

No Exceptions

By The Dani WriterPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - January 2024
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That irrepressible urge to climb up something

Limbs fueled

by unending waves of muscle fibers

firing in all directions

A fixed childhood message on a repetitive loop

to adult selves

about heights

and healing

and where we belong

extension of grasp


limitless expansion

and how phenomenal our anatomy feels without restrictions

undeterred by disapproving looks

dirt on clothes

occasional cuts and bruises

Those sky-bound places are the closest feeling to home

that called the minute we stepped out the door

for monkey bars and magnificence

We have gaps to close

goals to reach

stars to find

and Ancestors who cannot wait

to whisper secrets in our ears

We just need

to get close enough

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Explores words to create worlds with poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. Writes content that permeates then revises and edits the heck out of it. Interests: Freelance, consultations, networking, rulebook-ripping. UK-based





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  • Novel Allen22 days ago

    Loved the journey in poetry. Brings back memories of youth and growing up. Ah, those were the days of freedom and carefree existence. Very deep and heartfelt.

  • LaTonya Staples28 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story! Beautiful words

  • Scott Lewisabout a month ago

    excellent ...

  • sleepy draftsabout a month ago

    "Those sky-bound places are the closest feeling to home." Just wow. Stunning work. ❤️

  • Dana Crandellabout a month ago

    This absolutely resonates with truth and beauty! Those last 4 lines just knocked it out of the park! Congratulations on a well deserved Top Story!

  • Joe Pattersonabout a month ago

    I felt that one in my heart and soul. Congratulations on a well deserved top story.

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a month ago

    This was really good. congrats on your top story...Keep climbing

  • Grz Colmabout a month ago

    Beautiful, Dani. This reminds me of climbing trees as a kid and how magical that was! ☺️👏

  • JBazabout a month ago

    These lines captured me within your poem 'stars to find and Ancestors who cannot wait to whisper secrets in our ears' Congratulations

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • M. A. Mehan about a month ago

    Monkey bars and magnificence, I'm obsessed! There is always something to be learned from the children that we once were

  • The Invisible Writerabout a month ago

    Beautiful work

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Omg. Girl, this is outstanding. One of your best, and that saying something. 👏 👏

  • Lana V Lynxabout a month ago

    So beautifully written, I’m in awe.

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    Just. yeah everything people have said below and more. This is incredibly relatable, beautiful and inspiring. Congrats on another stunning Top Story, Dani!

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    Oh this spoke to me, so much.

  • Tiffany Gordon about a month ago

    Gorgeous brilliance! Loved this nostalgic masterpiece Dani! BRAVO! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  • Oneg In The Arcticabout a month ago

    This really resonated with me, especially the last few lines. I GOT A GLOW UP TO GET TO, YA KNOW?? lol "We have gaps to close goals to reach stars to find" - YES MA'AM!

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  • Rachel Deemingabout a month ago

    I'm with Dharrsheena. Those lines are my favourite but loved this throughout.

  • Real Poeticabout a month ago

    Yesssss!!! Go you!!!! Congratulations! 🎉🎊🍾🎈

  • Naveed about a month ago

    Well done! Keep pushing forward with your excellent work—congrats!

  • Naveed about a month ago

    Great job! Keep up the fantastic work—congratulations!

  • How high can we go? Never quite high enough, it seems, though the view & feeling are glorious.

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