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North MAG

March 30, 2021
By piperw811 PLATINUM, Pittsford, New York
piperw811 PLATINUM, Pittsford, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"chemistry between people is the strangest science of all" - Bridgett Devoue


our compass stands at a still.
we’ve gone as far as we can go
and our eyes adjust –
slowly, at first
then with love.
the height of our world,
its northernmost peak feels like
a unique celestial entity unto itself.
it isn’t perfect,
but neither are we.
we are broken and bruised;
we are repairing, healing,
growing.
weather is imperfect,
there is ice in the warmth and
flowers hidden under the snow.
surreal.
mystical.
we make a space
for our discovery
quietly in our hearts,
etching memories into our skin
for a place that existed before
even if it has only just become
our home.


The author's comments:

to some, the north is cruel and unyielding; but to me, it has always been beautiful and welcoming. it will always be home to me.


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