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I'll never forget a story
my mother told me when I was little
about a time it was sunny in the front yard
and raining in the back

She and her sister ran back and forth
between rain and sun
trying to figure out how it worked;
how two complete opposites
managed to coexist and create a magic

What they didn't know was that
the sun had been perfectly content
just being,
radiating light just as it always had

until the tarnished clouds marched in,
pushing forward over the top of the house
into the weakened ranks of the front yard

their darkness like smoke,
choking out the light

the rain veraciously 
washing every remnant of warmth
down the sewer grate
at the end of the road

the same sewer grate
that was once hidden in the shadows
cast by the light of the sun




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MrsCher said...
today at 5:21 pm
Michaela's poetry is powerfully worded and paints a clear picture. "Illumination" reminds me that while there is light is our lives there is, also, darkness; while there is life there is, also, death. May I predict we will be seeing much more from this gifted poet and writer. Love her work!
 
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