Becoming

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: September 30, 2018

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Becoming After Katie Douglas

 

And in this way all beautiful things bloom

Become

They all become

 

Undefined becoming is the only way to breathe flowers

Into

Fullness

Is to make oneself into a garden

 

I always imagined that when I grew up

I would

Become

The first woman president

 

And you should have seen the way people believed me

 

I have since

Become

Soil.

The root of things

Like problems

And blessings

Equally

 

I have decided that since I am soil

I want to

Become

A garden

Grow into the fullness of time

With buds of rough grace

Sprouting from my laugh lines

 

My hands are coming up daisies

Sprouting from life lines

All petals and pollen

 

I am taking back the things that have been taken from me

By

Becoming

Earth

And mother

And all

And allowing myself

To

 

Become


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