I breathe in earth

January 22, 2008
By Marfa Prokhorova, New York, NY

I breathe in earth
And let it spiral through
MY body
Dizzy from the overwhelming
Smell of laughter
The children
Play hopscotch
Across the street
I hop into the world of imagination
With them
But I trip, and fall into
Reality
Which suffocates me

My wings are clipped
Not strong enough to break
Chains of masters
Who teach me magic
I yearn to be my own teacher
Compose my own spell

Swimming through the streets
I think about the freedom
I will earn with age

With age, comes knowledge and
Responsibility
I exhale


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