The Vault

November 13, 2011
By i-have-heard BRONZE, Middleton, Massachusetts
i-have-heard BRONZE, Middleton, Massachusetts
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You feel so intensely.
you slump forward,
a moth unfurling its camouflaged wings.
quick, natural, beauty in its modesty.
a flushed, hidden face
the flash of a buck in some far off trees.
I am catching this dragonfly moment
before it flutters and sputters and fades.
I am keeping it in a glass jar with a tight lid,
best if saved for later, I say,
when I feel you
so intensely.

The author's comments:
We were assigned to write a poem portraying somebody else as we see them in English class. I like to think of this poem as a sort of written portrait.

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