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Night Walk - Poem by Alice Pero





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Published on Jun 26, 2008


Last night I met myself in the dark
I was walking, sleep, no barrier
I found I was full, though I had skipped dinner

Dreams swelled, like unborn children in me,
carried me up
past my threadbare quilt
past the freeway noise
past blood and bone of this restless body

Secure as a child holding its mother's hand
I touched the white glass of city lights
released a float of balloons in red and blue
Tiny ripples of sound took me higher
Faint echoes in distant mountains led me on

Last night I met myself in a swoon
as palpable as a tongue touching water
as near as my intake of breath
I sang with a muted longing
I walked in the air like dust

© 2008 Alice Pero All Rights Reserved

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